Actually this second volume is more a collection of issue long stories than a continuous story arc. Some will have impact in the future, others will be just footnotes in the grander scheme of thing, but there is one you'll probably re-read once you get to volume 8 or 9.
How is it?
By telling 5 different issue long stories plus a bunch of short stories this volume slows things down a bit from the first volume. However it plants the seeds for many future plot points. Not all of this stories will create ripples in the Transmetropolitan Universe, but the ones that don't make it up with gripping and (dark) humorous story telling.
However her new birth is not as fun and easy like in Futurama. Transmetropolitan's timeline is a harsh and unforgiving place. Its nothing like the world Mary left behind. Mary will pop up here and there in the upcoming volumes.
|Sad Channon is Sad|
Art wise in this volume we see Darick Robertson becoming comfortable with the art style he created for Transmetropolitan. Most characters start to be drawn in a consistent way and nowhere is that more visible than on Spider Jerusalem himself. From this point on there is only one word to describe his art. Fantastic.
This is a good volume of a great series. Some characters are introduced, other are fleshed out and some very important details are laid out for you. Don't miss this.
Authors: Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson,
Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/06/transmetropolitanoton-2.html