TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREET
"Waren Ellis and Darick Robertson take a Hunter S. Thompson analogue and put him through a 23rd century wringer. It's angry political sci-fi and it's funny as hell."—PLAYBOY"Transmet is brilliant future-shock comentary ."—SPINThe acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis (PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY) and artist Darick Robertson, TRANSMETROPOLITAN combines black humor, life-threatening situations, and moral ambiguity to look into the gonzo mind of an outlaw journalist and the world he seeks to destroy.After years of self-imposed exile from a civilizationrife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd Century surroundings. Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients —humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for.