Back on the Street (Paperback)

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By Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson (Illustrator)
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main character is based off of Hunter S. Thompson, except he’s the distant
future, fighting the government with a weapon known as a 'bowel disruptor'. If
you haven’t been convinced yet, (which, I mean, c’mon…) take my word for it
that this is one of the most entertaining graphic novel series that I have ever
read. The writing is brash and crass, but is also surprisingly poignant. The
artwork is dynamic, easy to follow, and never boring. A truly great read for
both hardcore comics fans and newcomers to the medium." ~Our man Topher, bookseller extraordinaire

— Topher


DC's new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.

In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients -- humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781401220846
ISBN-10: 1401220843
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: March 17th, 2009
Pages: 142
Language: English
Series: Transmetropolitan - Revised