Post by dannyketch on May 16, 2010 20:29:58 GMT -5
"Being a bastard works" - Spider Jerusalem.
The Good - Where to begin? It's written by Warren Ellis. The ever cranky man who wrote Planetary, who wrote Crooked Little Vein and thats just the beginning of his marvelous masterpieces. But we're not talking about those, we're talking about Spider Jerusalem's title Transmetropolitan.
The idea is there's a journalist in the future based off of Hunter S. Thompson...He has a distaste for organized religion, people in general and is an asshole all around. The first three issue's chronicle him coming down from the mountains where he's lived for many many years now, to come back to "The City" in order to stop the newspaper from suing him.
The Bad - Honestly, I can't think of anything bad about this series. Except maybe the art, but like most Vertigo books, it just takes getting used too. Once you find the hidden gem that is the story tucked inside the sometime rough art of the series...it won't matter.
Warning: The series does contain alot of language so be careful about that if you're easily offended.
The Verdict: 4 out of 5. Excellent book, excellent writer and a character that you'll love to hate and then eventually just plain love after awhile.