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This review is from: Transmetropolitan: Lonely City (Vol. 5) (NEW EDITION) (Paperback)The Beast has been replaced in office by the Smiler, a far more sinister President with plans to obliterate the man who pursued and mocked him throughout the election, Spider Jerusalem. Following a Senator's sex scandal leads Spider and his filthy assistants, Yellena and Channon, to massive corruption within the police force of the city where a hate crime has been essentially buried. But when Spider raises his hackles on the police, he finds that he's walked into a bloody trap...
This book takes the story of the Smiler and Spider to the next level with the opening shots fired against Truth and Justice. As the bodies pile up, Spider realises the fun is has begun and the innocent must be avenged, and, with the white hot self-righteous bile vomiting forth from Warren Ellis' mind, this book is as fun and brilliant as the others are.
Also included are a couple of one-shot issues, one is an interview with Spider giving the reader more background on the character and insights into his childhood, while another is an illustrated column of Spider's "I Hate It Here".
The series continues to be excellent and "Lonely City" is a fine addition to the fun and silly, clever and dramatic stories that are building towards a compelling and enthralling storyline. Excellent writing and drawing, any fans of the series so far won't be disappointed with this book.