Transmetropolitan

Transmetropolitan

Year of the Bastard

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY.

In this third volume, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of sudden and unwanted fame. Having had enough of the warped 21st century Babylon that he lives in, Spider escapes into a world of bitterness and pills. As he stumbles through this haze of depression and drugs, he must find a way to cover the biggest story of the year, the presidential election. Armed with only his demented mind and dark sense of humor, Spider embarks on an adventure of political cynicism, horrific sex, and unwelcome celebrity which culminates in a shocking and ruinous ending.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2009
ISBN: 9781401223120
Branch Call Number: FIC ELL v. 3
Characteristics: 142 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Darick

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Kristen MERKE
Aug 04, 2014

I found book 3 to be a bit different, definitely had a bit more plot than the first too. But it was just as hilarious and despicable as the first two and I loved it just as much. Hated that new assistant. Channon was so much better, can't wait to read the next one.

theorbys Apr 10, 2013

Vol 1 of the series starts off very well. It's 5 stars as comic books go, ie relative to the nearly exhausted superhero comics, which plod on now by marketing gimmicks like the New 52. The art really, really looks great, very lovingly done to create a near future dystopolis. The book is equally well written, playing with over-the-topness quite successfully. It never goes so far as to become corny or silly or self indulgent which is no mean feat. Well, no quite never, but no matter.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Apr 05, 2012

Book three of Transmetropolitan contains the story of Spider Jerusalem as he covers the national election with hilarious results. Using his journalistic talents and mounds of drugs he struggles to have some effect on The City's voters. Recommended.

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Aug 04, 2014

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