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  R A I N T A X I o n l i n e Fall 2004 - Transmetropolitan: One More Time
What sets Transmetropolitan apart from most series—either in television on in the comics—is that Ellis and his collaborators have used the dimensions of the 60-issue/10 graphic novel format to present one carefully constructed narrative.
Another thing that's unique about Transmetropolitan is the stability of the art team over the life of the comic: penciller Darick Robertson is credited as Ellis's co-creator and sees the book through from start to finish; Rodney Ramos inks the vast majority of the stories; colorist Nathan Eyring and letterer Clem Robins are constant presences.
That setting is key to the work's story and success: Transmetropolitan takes place at some indeterminate point in the next few hundred years—far enough into the future to allow some fairly extreme technology but near enough that the recurring tropes of politics, media, and urban life retain their familiar contours.
www.raintaxi.com /online/2004fall/transmet.shtml   (1441 words)

 Transmetropolitan film movie trailer review at The Z Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Transmetropolitan is mature and funny and savage and critical.
Transmetropolitan is a comic book created by Warren Ellis featuring as its main character one Spider Jerusalem.
Ellis was thought to be attached to the series as the writer and als producing.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/t/transmetropolitan.htm   (610 words)

 Transmetropolitan - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Transmetropolitan was a postcyberpunk comic book series written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson.
Some of the characters and events in Transmetropolitan seem to be loosely based on reality.
Spider Jerusalem (named after science fiction author Spider Robinson) himself is clearly a futuristic re-imagining of previous "muck-raking" or "gonzo " journalists such as H.L. Mencken and Hunter S. Thompson (as well as an alter ego for Warren Ellis).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Transmetropolitan   (757 words)

 Gimme Info - Transmetropolitan.com
Transmetropolitan is a comic book published by Vertigo comics, the science fiction part of the DC Comics empire.
Transmetropolitan follows Spider as he harasses people with the ugly, painful truth until they are practically driven insane, fill their pants up with defecation wrought of abject terror, or simply kick his ass.
Warren originally saw Transmetropolitan as a book with alternating artists every story arc, but Darick was so enthusiastic about the concept that he committed to the book as a monthly artist and Warren brought him aboard as partner and co-creator.
www.transmetropolitan.com /gimme.html   (952 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson - Transmetropolitan: Dirge at Epinions.com
Transmetropolitan (Year of the Bastard is the third collection thus far -- the first two are Back On the Street and Lust For Life) is written by Warren Ellis.
Transmetropolitan has been suggested by a good many people to defy summarization or categorization, which is flatly untrue.
In every issue of Transmetropolitan -- which is after all set in a familar-yet-vastly-different far future Earth -- there are ideas, ideas running rampant, ideas many a lesser writer would kill to have, and Ellis happily discards them for use as nothing more than background material or one-liners, because he can.
www.epinions.com /book-review-880-EC50101-38EE6A23-prod4   (762 words)

 The 11th Hour Web Magazine - Comic Reviews - Transmetropolitan
But Transmetropolitan, now that's a personal story, and that sort of tale is quite a bit trickier to pull off.
Set in a grim, corporatized future -- you know the one, it's the one where society is crumbling, the people fester with moral decay, the government is little more than a police state (oh damn, that's not the future at all) -- the book follows the travails of journalist-turned-new world prophet Spider Jerusalem.
Transmetropolitan, published by DC Comics, is currently available only through comic retailers.
www.the11thhour.com /archives/092000/comicreviews/transmetropolitan.html   (878 words)

 Locus Online: Claude Lalumière on Bad Boys from Britain
Transmetropolitan's background details are rich with outré body modifications, extreme genetic engineering, massively dangerous personal technology, unbridled sexual diversity, religious cultism gone amok, information media overload, abhorrently oppressive social inequities, rampant corruption, and disturbingly laissez-faire violence.
Transmetropolitan's City is the cosmopolitan nightmare of all those who fear the big city, the disastrous result of the unopposed, decades-long marriage of corporate capitalism and "democratic" government, and the best hope for the emergence of a tolerant pan-cultural community.
Transmetropolitan is among the most important, pertinent, and entertaining SF of the last decade.
www.locusmag.com /2003/Reviews/Lalumiere06_BadBoys.html   (2081 words)

 Mindjack - Interview - Warren Ellis
The creator of Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Global Frequency talks to Mindjack about his work, our times and the future.
Yet, despite the dystopian world of Transmetropolitan, Spider manages to avoid the lazy stance of the nihilist and rages on.
[With Transmetropolitan] I've completed a 1300-page political science fiction graphic novel over a five-year serialisation, and that club is pretty small, mostly because you have to have some kind of brain damage to even attempt something of that scale (and, crucially, finality) in the Western comics medium.
www.mindjack.com /interviews/ellis.html   (1160 words)

 Amazon.ca: Transmetropolitan Back on the Street: Books: Warren Ellis,Garth Ennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Back on the Street is the first in the Transmetropolitan series and essential as an introduction to Spider and his world.
Transmetropolitan combines politics, philosophy and twisted humor in an insane, futuristic world to comment on the very real trends and events we see playing out on the world stage today.
In the twisted future you see in Transmetropolitan, using makeup to change the look of your skin is for babys; everyone else changes not the look of their skin but their actual skin into looking like aliens from space!
www.amazon.ca /Transmetropolitan-Back-Street-Warren-Ellis/dp/1563894459   (1168 words)

 Review - Transmetropolitan: graphic novels that redefine journalism
But Spider will not give up his quest for Truth with a capital T and believes the people of his beloved city deserve not only to know the truth but also be governed by politicians who exact positive change.
The quests for truth in media and caring public officials, as well as journalists willing to do the leg work to make it happen, are things we all would like to see more of in today's world.
Although Transmetropolitan came to its grand conclusion in 2003, the graphic novels remain widely available by DC Vertigo.
www.happynews.com /news/10252005/transmetropolitan-graphic-novels.htm   (648 words)

 DoomBook » Blog Archive » Transmetropolitan: Seriously Racy, an Excellent Read
To be honest, both the language and artwork are more what I expect out of a no-holds-barred outfit like Heavy Metal Publishing rather than the tame DC Vertigo imprint.
Although to be fair Transmetropolitan started it’s life on the quickly killed Helix line which was more of a mature reader Sci-Fi/Fantasy label than the “quirky” (and somewhat schizophrenic) Vertigo lineup.
Most of the “stuff” available currently is either poorly drawn (in the case of many manga series) or poorly written (in the case of many comic book series) or in some cases both.
doombook.com /2006-09-01-transmetropolitan-seriously-racy-an-excellent-read.html   (491 words)

 Transmetropolitan: Lonely City Review - Silver Bullet Comics
It is where the plot continues, which is the point I’d been waiting for, and it features all those elements which makes Transmetropolitan such a fantastic comic to read.
It is funny, dark, intelligent, concerned, socially aware, violent and it starts to unravel the foul bloated underbelly of the new government and Smiler’s personal vendetta against Spider himself.
In addition, the art does not want for clarity and you always can be sure of what action is going on, whether it’s a brutal murder or Spider on a rampage with a bowel disrupter gun set to “Shat into Unconsciousness”.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/995624880671.htm   (389 words)

 Sequential Tart: Spotlight On ... Field Trips with Spider Jerusalem - Teaching Transmetropolitan (vol VII/iss 4/April ...
Because I was free to choose any theme I wanted, I titled the class "Imagined Worlds: Creating Identities in Speculative Fictions." I used sci-fi and fantasy books, films, and comics to teach about writing and asked my students to consider why the authors had created one kind of world in their stories rather than another.
So this response from students was an unexpected but instructive aspect of the class, for me. I was able to see very clearly how comics could help students understand writing techniques even more easily and clearly than plain text, but that clarity does not necessarily extend to interpretation.
Though Transmetropolitan was not more successful than my other texts in teaching analysis, because it was so different from other comics they knew, it opened their eyes to how many choices they could make when writing their own stories about issues that concern them.
www.sequentialtart.com /archive/apr04/art_0404_1.shtml   (1009 words)

 Amazon.ca: Transmetropolitan Lust For Life: Books: Darick Robertson,Warren Ellis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
despite it's faults, transmetropolitan is a masterpiece of the future we love to read, but hate to live in.
Lust for Life, the second book in the series sets up many of the vital elements that have greater significance as the series progresses, including one really important scene that you are guaranteed to overlook.
Unlike similarly praised graphic novels, such as the Sandman or Watchmen, the key to Transmetropolitan's success is its ultra-fl humour.
www.amazon.ca /Transmetropolitan-Lust-Life-Darick-Robertson/dp/1563894815   (1582 words)

 Transmetropolitan #34 Review - Silver Bullet Comics
As Transmetropolitan approaches its final year, this story is the first time that finality has been palpable.
Spider is preparing his attack upon the new president, and it has the feel of a final battle on the horizon, of the settling of old debts and personal vendettas.
His overpowering sense of detail is still present in his crowd sense, and he handles the quieter moments of this over-the-top book with precision, especially in a scene where Spider receives a mysterious package.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/95910719816714.htm   (437 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Transmetropolitan : Back on the Street: Books: Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you want your political satire to be funny, thought provoking and extreme then buy a title by the original gonzo journalist and leave Transmetropolitan with the other children's books, on the shelf.
Transmetropolitan is a brilliant example of comic work, and at equal times hilarious, thought-provoking and rage-inducing.
Warren Ellis' story telling, sharp wit and cynicism, coupled with Darrick Robertson's art (which shows the enormity of Transmetropolitan in glorious detail), make it a captivating setting for the voice of Spider Jerusalem, the best character I have seen in comics in a long while.
www.amazon.co.uk /Transmetropolitan-Back-Street-Warren-Ellis/dp/1840232587   (1493 words)

 "Transmetropolitan's World" - Sarah Brown, Jan. 26th, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Before this question can be answered, we have to understand exactly what the world of Transmetropolitan is like.
Transmetropolitan may seems like a filthy, scary future.
The only reason Transmetropolitan may at first glance seem like a Dystopian society is because the people have more opportunity to waste their lives, so are doing it more openly.
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/media113/utopia/brown/transmet.htm   (1366 words)

 Amazon.com: Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street: Books: Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Transmetropolitan" is really worthy of two stars, but I only gave it one because I see it as my civic duty to bring the overall rating down some.
Honestly, this is something you want to read if you find it at a friend's house and he's watching TV and you have nothing better to do.
It's hard to overstate the religiously transcendant goodness of Transmetropolitan; these books are greatness beyond human ken, and could probably be set up in shrines as small but powerful local deities if you had such a mind.
www.amazon.com /Transmetropolitan-Vol-1-Back-Street/dp/1563894459   (1626 words)

 Comic Book Drug Reference Appendix B: Transmetropolitan
One of the attendees at the religion convention (Transmetropolitan #6; Lust for Life, chp 3) is wearing an apparatus that supplies the fluid directly to his brain.
Drank by one the attendees at the religion convention in Transmetropolitan #6 (Lust for Life, chp 6), the same attendee who had a hole drilled in his skull for "Liquid Holy Thoughts"
Spider has a bottle of Dan Sin Gin on his table in Transmetropolitan #13 (Year of the Bastard, chp 1), his ex-wife preferred Darrow's (Transmetropolitan #13; Lust for Life, chp 12).
politedissent.com /cbdr_b.html   (1230 words)

 Comics2Film: Transmetropolitan
Following up on their Transmetropolitan report from last week, Corona Coming Attractions posted two accounts from scoopers who recently spoke with actor Robin Williams.
Ellis tells his fans, "There are, once again, plans afoot to develop TRANSMET for other media in ways that would not see it reduced to a PG or prime-time dilution, and an agreement to collaboration has been signed with a famous and well-respected actor.
Warren Ellis told CCA that his Transmetropolitan screenplay will be very true to the comic.
www.comics2film.com /Transmet.shtml   (724 words)

 guiadelcomic.com > Cómics > Transmetropolitan
Transmetropolitan: De Nuevo en la calle #2, página 1, página 2 y página 3.
Transmetropolitan: De Nuevo en la calle #3, página 1, página 2 y página 3.
"Transmetropolitan es un cómic imprescindible para todo aquel que ande interesado en el cómic alborotador y cabrón y es que Spider Jerusalem, su protagonista, es la viva representación del animal disconforme y molesto con el mundo que muchos llevamos dentro.
www.guiadelcomic.com /comics/transmetropolitan.htm   (2821 words)

 Transmetropolitan T Titles Comics Arts
Port authorities in Warren, Butler may team upMiddletown Journal, OH - Feb 20, 2007Warren County Economic Development Director Kimm Coyner said the goal of the study is to determine how best to develop the transmetropolitan corridor.
Athens ExchangeSomething Old, Something New: Jocelyn Negron Dresses AthensAthens Exchange, GA - Feb 10, 2007One night at Transmetropolitan, Jocelyn was sporting one of the dresses she had made.
I?ve had to make the dreaded choice of comics or eating, and because no one has been bold enough to print a...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Arts/Comics/Titles/T/Transmetropolitan   (222 words)

 Graphic novel review - Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life - Ellis, Robertson
In this second volume of the Transmetropolitan series we see Spider Jerusalem regaining his stride as a columnist writing about life in his city of the future.
The first few chapters follow him through some of his research, explaining the Transmetropolitan universe as we go.
The last three cover an extended storyline that is a little more action and a little less journalism.
www.grovel.org.uk /reviews/transm02/transm02.htm   (301 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: transmetropolitan: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Transmetropolitan : The New Scum (Transmetropolitan) by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson, and Darick Robinson (Paperback - 22 Sep 2000)
Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste (Transmetropolitan) by Warren Ellis, J.Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, and Tim Bradstreet (Paperback - 22 Oct 2004)
Transmetropolitan: Year of the Bastard (Transmetropolitan - Book 3) by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson (Paperback - Sep 1999)
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books-uk&field-keywords=transmetropolitan&bq=1/spinneyhead   (355 words)

 Transmetropolitan sur l'encyclopédie Recherche.fr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Transmetropolitan est une série de comics postcyberpunk écrit par Warren Ellis et illustré par Darick Robertson.
Transmetropolitan tome 1 : Retour dans les rues, aux éditions Le Téméraire, reprend les épisodes #1 à 3.
Le contenu de cette page (Transmetropolitan) est un minuscule extrait de l'encyclopiédie gratuite en ligne WIKIPEDIA le webmaster de ce site n'est pas l'auteur de cet article (Transmetropolitan).
www.recherche.fr /encyclopedie/Transmetropolitan   (297 words)

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