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Transmetropolitan'o'ton #5

Written by Rui Esteves on Wednesday, June 11 2014 and posted in Blog
Transmetropolitan'o'ton #5
Spider Jerusalem and his filthy assistants are back in this fifth rendition of Spider's journalistic saga in The City.

Lonely City could very well be two different books. One that gives a little and rare insight of Spider's childhood and his thoughts on society and the City. The other depicts Warren Ellis's love (or lack thereof) for the established power and authority.

In Here to Go (first story) Spider reminisces about his first encounter with death and how it changed his perception of his hero at the time. Its a fun story with over the top characterization that lifts your spirit (only to have it shattered in the last half of the book).

Transmetropolitan'o'ton #5
Good Morning
After that you have 21 Days in the City. This is not a story per se, but a compilation of one page images with Spider's take on society. While this does not advance the story, it gives a nice insight at Spider's mind (the nice side).

But its Lonely City that steals the show. The last story of this TPB is what you'll remember at the end of the day. Its a harsh tale about police abuse of authority, corrupt government and the consequences of screwing with them. When Spider gets involved in the investigation of a hate crime that the City Police Department is trying to make go away, things take a bad turn for the worst.

For the first time Spider gets scared, truly frightened. And with good reason. In the end the Smiler draws first blood, and Spider's world will be left upside down.

Transmetropolitan'o'ton #5
The Rain

I've not read a comic in a couple of months. Somehow lost interest in them. But there's nothing like a great comic to get the fire going again.

Publisher: Vertigo
Year: 2009
Pages: 144
Authors: Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson

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About the Author - Rui Esteves

Rui Esteves is definitely from Peru and has a blog!  Rui tries to find the good in everyone, which is difficult when he has to work for this hive of scum and villainy, but he makes do.   Rui does so enjoy graphic novels, as evident from the name of his blog:  Reading Graphic Novels, twitter handle: @RGNblog, and Facebook page: rgnblog.


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