TRANSMETROPOLITAN available online

by on Nov.12, 2010, under Comic Links, Comic Suggestions, Comics, Entertainment

http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=11044

TRANSMET is one of my favorite print comics and it is now available at the DC Digital comic store, at least the first six issues. If you’ve never read TRANSMET this is probably the cheapest way to get into it. I admit I didn’t really like the art to begin with or the first issue, but Spider Jerusalem quickly became a favorite character of mine, and ironically, a great inspiration in regards to the power of writing. It is one of two comics whose ending has literally had me yelling at the pages.

Which is a good thing, believe me.

Ellis says that picking up the individual digital comics is slightly cheaper than actually grabbing the collection, although I can almost assure you that you’ll end up collecting a print copy if you start reading.

FilthyĀ assistants! To me!

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Steakmund

    Never forget that this journalist of the future is strongly based on a real person: Hunter S Thompson – The man who invented gonzo journalism.
    Jerusalem is only a shadow of the greatness the real deal has accumulated during his life and after his death.
    I would strongly suggest you draw your inspiration from the real whore-whopper instead of a comic book character, whos writing AND words can only mimic Thompson, at best.

    • Nojh

      I wasn’t aware that Jerusalem was based off of Hunter S. Thompson, so thank you for that knowledge. I don’t believe it is necessarily wrong to draw inspiration from a character based upon Thompson, however, but if I find the time in my readings and research into writing, I’ll certainly look him up.

      And while I don’t state it in the article, I honestly draw more inspiration from Warren Ellis, the comic’s writer, than Jerusalem himself. I am currently far more of a fiction writer than I am a journalist, and in this case the story of Transmetropolitan and its use of gonzo-journalism is more a medium for a concept I believe in which I call the power of words, which is universal to fiction, journalism, and most forms of writing.

      That being said I find your comment rather hostile in its tone, and it initially turned me off to the idea of even exploring who Thompson was. If you had approached this conversation with a different tactic such as “Hey, did you know that Jersualem was based off a real life historical figure named Hunter S Thompson? And he is just as awesome, if not more so in my opinion, than Spider himself!” it would have been more persuasive. Instead you decided to imply that I was wrong for liking and drawing inspiration from something I declared to be a favorite of mine, which is never a great tactic for persuasion. “That thing you love? It sucks. Try this instead!”

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