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Thrash and grab,
This review is from: Transmetropolitan: Spider's Thrash (Transmetropolitan 7) (Paperback)President Callahan's psychotic hounding of Spider Jerusalem continues with the murders of all witnesses who witnessed Callahan's misdemeanours while on the campaign trail. Except this time the murderers stop by to pay Spider a visit too. Spider also finds out there's something wrong with him, and it's not any of the things his filthy assistants would attest to. Confronting his mortality, he sets out anew, posting his "I Hate It Here" columns via rogue site "The Hole".
There's also a serious strip called "Business" where Warren Ellis writes about child prostitution and gets political about the social ills of the first world. This might be the most jarring moment in the book as it addresses societal problems within the real world, our world, and shows that the book is more than bowel disruptor jokes or a cynical look at politicians.
"Spider's Thrash" is another excellent volume in a series I'm beginning to think doesn't have a poor book in it, every one seems as brilliant as the last. The foreshadowing of Spider's health problems hints at a somewhat downer end to the finale of this series (though I'm re-reading this series so I know it's not all it seems) while the battling between Spider and the Smiler is as enthralling as ever. Anyone reading this is likely a convert already so recommending it is moot but anyone reading this with an interest in comics who hasn't read "Transmetropolitan"? Join the bandwagon, it's comics at its finest.