Sunday, December 02, 2007


I just finished rereading the entire graphic novel series of Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, and finally reading the last installment. It was even better than I remembered, and unfortunately more relevant now than ever before.

If I could afford it, I'd send a boxed set of Transmetropolitan to every member of the White House press corps, as a desperately needed kick in the ass, to remind them of what journalism means--seeking the truth, no matter how it threatens those who pay for your excellent hairdos.

Then I'd send a set to Keith Olbermann and bloggers like Atrios and Daily Kos and Shakespeare's Sister, as a thank-you, because they don't need the reminder but might occasionally want a source of fire. Even if it comes in the form of a drug-fueled, dog-loathing, bowel-disrupting exhibitionist and his two filthy assistants.

Spider Jerusalem lives. Or democracy dies.

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Transmet rules.

A couple-three years ago, Warren Ellis was doing a busking week on Livejournal, and his last post of the week was a Spider piece. It just absolutely gutted me, after having seen no new Spider material since the end of Transmet, and with the character's voice and strength of, er, character, and passion...encountering him again was wonderful and sad. When he's on, Warren Ellis is very, *very* on.


Posted by: Blogger Catie at 12/03/2007 5:04 AM

I have his first novel, Crooked Little Vein and hope to read it really soon. Maybe tonight, if I'm a good girl and get my wordcount done.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/03/2007 8:53 AM

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