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Hilarious, thorught-provoking and unique,
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This review is from: Transmetropolitan Vol 1: Back on the Street (Paperback)
Transmetropolitan seems to serve two purposes.
The first is a cultural satire, a glance into where the western world is headed. The world and its characters are reflections of everything wrong (and, occasionally, right) with the world, but its been exaggerated, doused with hyperbole to an hilarious degree.
The second is an excuse for Warren Ellis to rant and rave about everything that frustrates him personally, be it media, religion or politics (it's all three and more). In that sense, the books greatly remind me of South Park, and there's not a thing wrong with that!
Anyway, these books are hilarious. Spider Jerusalem is a fantastic, intriguing and delightfully sadistic protagonist and you'll keep reading just to see what his next move/assault will be. The book is extremely eye-opening, showing its readers just where our society is headed and it doesn't do it in a sickening, gritty manner; it does it with humour, wit and slapstick.
The characters, setting and situations of the stories in Transmetropolitan are fantastic, I can't stress that enough. Go get this and revel in the hilarity and insanity of Spider Jerusalem and the world in which he lives.