Comic Review: Transmetropolitan Volume 1 Back On The Street
If Spider Jerusalem is writing a story you can bet no one is safe with their secrets, no matter who they are. With artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Wolverine) and Warren Ellis (Planetary, Gravel) writing this book for Vertigo you know a couple things right off the back. It’s gonna be weird, witty, futuristic, truthful but most importantly–good!
Spider Jerusalem is a journalist who has been living up in the mountains alone for the past 5 years with enough weapons to arm a small militia. He receives a phone call from his publisher reminding him of the two books he has yet to write for them. With no other alternative he must descend from the mountains into the depths of the city and return to journalism.
There is so much going on in this comic. Right from the first couple of pages you can tell this is going to be a very frantic book. It’s a story that does not slow down for a second. You may find yourself lost if you aren’t paying attention. Some of the things dealt with here may be futuristic in tone but are very relatable topics to the present day.