Transmetropolitan Vol. 9: The Cure

December 8, 2003 | Trades


Transmetropolitan Vol. 9: The Cure
Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson
Vertigo/DC Comics
$22.95/$14.95 (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

Welcome to The City of the future.
It is a city with a million strange things, like Nazi sex midgets, seahorse salads, bowel disrupting guns, pigeons who smoke and the strangest thing of all: Spider Jerusalem.
The self-proclaimed vigilante journalist is hot on the trail of the story of a lifetime. The President of the United States is committing crime after crime and then having the witnesses killed, along with any innocents that get in his way. And the person he wants to suffer most is Spider.
But Spider’s time is running out. He’s sick and losing what little faculties he has.
As the president’s forces are closing in on Spider and his “filthy assistants,” they in turn are getting closer to the truth and putting a finish to the president’s career.
But will they get the story out before government forces find them and stop them?
The ninth, and penultimate, collection of Transmet, arguably the most over-the-top and compelling Vertigo series ever published, is an amazing visual and psychological experience put together by the brilliant writer-artist team of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson.
With scenes of extreme violence, nudity and vulgarity Transmet is recommended for adults only and the warning is definitely warranted. But it is an essential for true comic fans.

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