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Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste Paperback – 22 Oct 2004

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (22 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840239875
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840239874
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 25.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,882,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Here is a city filled with every sin you can imagine, and a few that have been imagined for you... Here is the finest, blackest humour, and a sense of justice hissed through gritted teeth" - Garth Ennis; Go! Essex Chronicle: " Ruthlessly satirical, cuttingly funny.."

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Warren Ellis has created and written for The Authority, Transmetropolitan, Orbiter, the award-winning Planetary, and the forthcoming Ministry of Space. Darick Robertson is the regular artist and co-creator of Transmetropolitan. He is also the artist on Fury, and creator of Space Beaver. Rodney Ramos has worked on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Green; Lantern and Conan the Barbarian.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Paul O'Neill on 1 Dec 2004
Format: Paperback
I have every square inch of Transmetropolitan published in trade paperback form. All of the story, plus "I hate it here" and "Filth of the city" (the two supplementals containing Spiders vitriollic writing)
Imagine how exited I was to see that a third supplemental was published. I pre-booked it and sat by my letter box with a puppy-dog expression on my face.
When it arrived, I ripped open the packaging only to find that "Tales of human waste" is merely "I hate it here" and "Filth of the city" re-published in one book with no new material whatsoever!
I'm a little upset they would expect me to pay for something I already have.
On the flipside, if you do not already possess the two earlier books, then I would heartily recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sable Unadorned on 3 May 2005
Format: Paperback
'Right now, there is a new religion invested in the City every thirty-five minutes. And yet, strangely, flame-throwers are still illegal. There is no balance in this place.'
This is a selection of Spider Jerusalem's columns.
As another reviewer has observed, it's been published before so beware. Also probably not a good idea to misunderstand the 'volume 0' tag and read it before you've read the volumes 1 to 10 - firstly because you won't understand half of it, and secondly because it contains more than a few spoilers.
But a real treat if you're already familiar with Spider.
Oh, and don't miss the walk-on appearance by another of Ellis's creations on page 44.
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By 365 Graphic Novels on 18 May 2013
Format: Paperback
This is one of those odd books that is linked to a series but isn't actually part of it. This book is labelled volume zero but should be read after reading the rest of the ten book Transmetropolitan series.

What you have here are a series of excerpts from Spider's columns. All the things he was writing unseen during the series. Some of these tie in directly to the Transmet plot and others seem more like rants directly from the author. What makes this brilliant is each of these snippets has a full, or double, page of art to accompany it. And each is drawn by a different artist. Really big name artists too - dozens of them. It is fun playing guess who drew this or simply looking up your favourites and kicking yourself for not spotting their style. These are a cornucopia of funny, clever, beautiful, disturbing, detailed, images forming a really diverse selection.

This isn't necessarily a must own but it certainly is a must see particularly for the budding artist or Transmet fan. Thumbs Up!
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A fitting epilogue to Transmet 18 Dec 2004
By Daniel Orlowitz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The above reviewer obviously isn't familiar with the contents of 'Tales of Human Waste' and thus has no right to call himself a fan of the series.

This book, aka Transmetropolitan Book 0, is actually a compilation of two other 'trades': 'I Hate It Here' and 'Filth of the City.' Avid Transmet readers will recognize 'I Hate It Here' as the name of Spider Jerusalem's ficticious column and book. Both IHIH and FotC feature excerpts of Spider's columns with full-page art from various prominent artists, and both books do a lot to give new insight into the world of The City as well as Spider Jerusalem's personal history, including the origin of his tattoos.

With the same great writing from Warren Ellis that we've come to expect as well as a plethora of great art pieces, Tales of Human Waste is the icing on the cake, and shouldn't be missing from any fan's bookshelf.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Perfect compilation for the fans 27 Mar 2007
By M. Kreipl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In getting into the Transmetropolitan series, I made a bit of a mistake: I bought volume zero, read through it, didn't really get what I was reading, and almost never bought volume one.

I'm glad I went ahead with the series, because it really is quite excellent. You will get almost nothing out of this book unless you've read the first few volumes of Transmet. but once I did I went back and re-read volume zero and really got a lot of enjoyment out of it.

The artwork is fantastic and is a really good addition for fans of Spider Jerusalem and the series.
Another great work from Warren Ellis 11 April 2014
By Michael D. Berry - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a fantastic graphic novel. Part of the groundbreaking Transmetropolitan series by award winning author Warren Ellis. A true must have for any collector.
Spider Jerusalem is awesome! 8 Dec 2012
By Catherine - Published on Amazon.com
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didn't discover this series until years after it closed. But Spider Jerusalem really speaks the truth to today's audience-why Transmetropolitan isn't a move or a tvshow is beyond me.
Transmet FTW. 29 Nov 2012
By Evan Avery - Published on Amazon.com
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Transmetropolitan is like throwing Hunter S. Thompson, Ridley Scott, and Quentin Tarantino into a room, locking the door, and telling them they can't come out until they write a graphic novel. What more do you need to know?
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