Time is starting to run out for outlaw reporter Spider
Jerusalem and his filthy assistants. Forced from their jobs
and dodging a crazed and vengeful President, the three media
renegades must now find a way to wage a guerrilla news war
against the psychotic Commander-in-Chief. But danger also
looms from new and unforeseen directions. Jerusalem's mysterious
affliction is growing worse, and a fearsome superstorm is
heading towards the City, driving everyone - including the
police - off the streets just as a murderous sniper begins
terrorising the Print District...
is another great collection of the Transmet series.
The crazed minds and hands of Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson
and Rodney Ramos continue to create the madness that we all
know and love. Spider continues to be my favourite anti-hero
(and many of yours too I suspect) as along with the help of
his filth assistants he continues his war against The Smiler
- and he will succeed at all costs.
collection (which is made up of numbers 43-48 of the comics)
also adds a bit more emotion than normal, as we see Spider
weaken and his illness become more apparent. It might actually
bring a tear to your eye from distress rather than the tears
of laughter you are used to from the world's greatest journalist.
As we see that Spider isn't, in fact, invincible, we actually
get to witness a quieter, sweeter side of him. But he's still
got his hard edge and is determined to see the President out
of power before his body gives in to him. Of course the hilarious
elements of the story are still there, take for example the
classic bowel disrupter, and of course Spider's amazing quick
wit. Fans of the BBC series the League of Gentlemen
may also notice something - but I'm not saying what.
Dirge is a little softer than what we're used to from
Transmet, it's still a kickass book, and is a must
have for all Ellis fans. For those who have not experienced
the greatness of the series, well its time to bloody go out
there and start - the first graphic novel is called Back
on the Streets - go get it!
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