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Transmetropolitan'o'ton #6

Written by Rui Esteves on Wednesday, September 03 2014 and posted in Blog
Transmetropolitan'o'ton #6
Spider gets turned into a porno, a cartoon, an action flick and gets really high. He also kicks a cat, kills a puppy, punches a reporter, headbutts a poor excuse for a human being, eats a pigeon, exposes a pedophile and steps on a pimp. In 2000 comics were still fun.

Apart from the silliness and the ultra-violence, in this volume shit gets real again. Spider prepares the troops (Filthy Assistants) to take on the Smiler once and for all. Last time The Smiler won the battle. Spider was ill prepared and got out witted by the insane president. This time Spider won't let it happen.

Have you ever picked up a camera and walked down the street just taking pictures and observing your city? The Walk is about that, taking the time to observe and take in your city. In it Spider walks around The City observing the conditions in with its citizens live in, the practical effect of the corrupt government, the rotten police department and the way the people see him. Its a great little insight to Spider's mind and motivation. Transmetropolitan is abundant in these type of short stories that make for good reading and greatly built up characterization adding layers of complexity to Spider and his Filthy Assistants.

To end the first half of the book there's a story about the toll that the current situation is having on Yelena's and Channon's life. The girls (self proclaimed) day off quickly does a dark turn when they feel the need to arm themselves. Also, if you didn't get that by now, its evident that Yelena is slowly transforming into a female version of Spider.

Transmetropolitan'o'ton #6
All in due time Spider
In the last half of the book, the story is put into high gear and takes off. The pace fastens, the action gets brutal and the shit hits the proverbial fan. The Smiler takes one on the shin and Spider starts to unveil the full extent of the problem that is The Smiler. Our favorite journalist's easy and luxurious life is about to end.

Transmetropolian belong to a rare breed of books that can withstand the passing of time and starts strong and gets better as the story progresses.

Publisher: Vertigo
Year: 2010
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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