Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3 by Warren Ellis

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3

Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 23rd Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY.In this third volume, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of sudden and unwanted fame. Having had enough of the warped 23rd century Babylon that he lives in,...

Details Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3

TitleTransmetropolitan, Vol. 3
Release DateSep 1st, 1999
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Fiction, Cyberpunk, Graphic Novels Comics, Comic Book, Dystopia, Humor, Politics

Reviews Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3

  • Sr3yas
    After the first two bizarre volumes, I didn't expect the story to get crazier. There gotta be a limit, right?I was wrong. So very wrong!(I feel like Warren Ellis is talking directly to his readers here!) It's the election year! Don't forget to vote! This volume features a single spectacular story arc and it's all about politics this time. Spider hates the current president. Well, he hates everyone and everything, but he truly dislikes Mr.Presi...
  • HFK
    Year of the Bastard is the first volume in the Transmetropolitan series that is not build up from short stories but brings politics to life with a full length massacre. Our world needs one Spider Jerusalem, a fascinating journalist with a mission for the truth, addiction to the drugs, and a owner of a enough twisted heart to tell us why this world sucks without any filters or constraints.Warren Ellis has created a masterpiece that does stand the ...
  • Sesana
    The first two volumes of Transmetropolitan were practically anthologies, singular stories meant to showcase Spider and his deeply imaginative world. This is something else entirely, a complete, connected story, one that hasn't quite finished even as the volume closes. It's all about politics, the perfect subject if you want to get good and enraged. And since that's where Spider lives, it makes perfect sense to do a story revolving around politics...
  • Gavin
    I've waited an entire YEAR for this! Finished Vol. 2 Sept 20 2013, waited for the library to send Vol. 3, and lo and behold...they were not doing so...then they didn't have a copy left, so I asked them to replace/order a new one...then they did...and it still took 3-4 months to come in and then to make it's way into my hot little has been an ordeal.I was so excited to read this!I'm happy to report, it was worth the wait.Spider is force...
  • Vladimir Ćeha
    The best one so far.
  • Chloe
    If I were to ever have doubts as to the worthiness of comics as a medium for social critique or dissenting opinions, they would all be washed away by this volume of Warren Ellis' masterwork, Transmetropolitan. Within these slim and splendidly decorated pages lie some of the most biting and harsh political and social truths ever uttered, words so wonderfully free of restraint and so incendiary that, were they not shielded by the disregard most hig...
  • Benoit Lelièvre
    This was thoroughly enjoyable: a superhero story for grown ups who came to terms with the fact that super powers don't exist. In this storyline, Spider Jerusalem is covering the presidential campaign and making new enemies along the way. This is the cohesive, caustic and thoroughly focused narrative I thought TRANSMETROPOLITAN has the power to be, exposing the inner workings of a political campaign and the capital importance of public opinion for...
  • Sam Quixote
    Up until now "Transmetropolitan" didn't really have a story and followed Spider Jerusalem from one bizarre story to the next but in "Year of the Bastard" a story arc that will continue for much of this series begins - the election of the President, the Beast vs the Smiler.The Smiler is this great character who is the most superficial person alive and underneath the surface is one of the most terrifyingly blackest souls who ever lived. He's a bril...
  • Adam
    During election years, this should be required reading for every American over the age of 16. That is all.
  • Jedi JC Daquis
    You both love and hate Spider Jerusalem. On certain pages he is wild, doped as hell, crazy and all kinds of superlatives that is related with the word mad you can think of. On other pages (and there's only a very few of them, he is relevant, genuinely concerned about the welfare of others, a person who desperately calls for a change and a voice of the "new scum".Year of the Bastard covers Spider Jerusalem's coverage on the presidential campaign. ...
  • Anton
    Year of the Bastard: that's what I'm calling 2017 from now on.
  • Daniel
    Just finished this and now we are into new comics that I never got this far into when I lost my collection. This one is all politics, and the new presidential candidate becomes the focus of Spider Jerusalem's affection and respect to begin with and then turns into his bitter enemy. The Beast, also known as the current President simply must be beaten, and yet Spider hates the new guy trying to get the job. He goes on a drug induced rampage and wri...
  • Devann
    The first two volumes of this series were good but I feel like this one really just took it to the next level. Or maybe it's just that I'm reading it now when all of this is sadly even more relevant than ever. [looks into the camera like i'm on the fucking office]
  • Doc.
    This volume is a deftly handled departure from the formula (or lack thereof) of the first two books. Whereas the two previous instalments contain loosely connected snapshots of this dystopian world, this book tells a single coherent story that’s likely to become a focal point. Well... about as coherent as you can expect from our drug-addled protagonist, Spider Jerusalem.In one of the chapters of the first book, Warren Ellis took on the politics...
  • Otherwyrld
    There were a couple of times when I had to double check that the date of this story was 1998 and not 2016. Put simply, Spider Jerusalem covers the US Presidential election and manages to make it only slightly less surreal than our current reality.Along the way the author, speaking via Spider quite rightly excoriates the voting public for their apathy, their willful ignorance, and their willingness to shaft everyone (including it seems themselves)...
  • Bryce
    Although the third volume of Transmetropolitan came out nearly twenty years ago and is an outlandish piece of science fiction, it’s story of the corruption and madness of a presidential election cycle feels a little too accurate. Right down to a lying, racist leading opposition candidate.
  • David
    The first two volumes got readers acquainted with Spider Jerusalem and the city that he loves to hate. The stories were primarily single or double issues with the overall narrative running in the background. Volume three gives us a story over six issues, "Year of the Bastard."The presidential election is coming up, and the Opposition Party convention is in town. Spider is assigned to cover it. Two candidates figure prominently, and Spider wants t...
  • Jeraviz
    Asusta ver que la sátira política que hace Ellis en 1999 sea tan parecida a lo que está ocurriendo en Estados Unidos hoy en día.Por cierto, hay diálogos que harían enrojecer hasta a Chuck Norris. Voy a lavarme los ojos con jabón a ver si se me va la imagen.Una brutalidad de cómic.
  • Rin
    I'll always love the nasty, trashy, completely psycho characters in this series. If you're a wholesome type person, please avoid. It is a very politically orientated graphic novel with situations in which you could never think of yourself.
  • Kevin
    I blame Warren Ellis for every fucked up thought in my head and the entirety of my Twitter stream. Reading Transmet is like getting repeatedly kicked in the nuts. Your brains nuts. This make brain mad. Make brain write things not normally write. Or at least with vastly increased frequency. In fact, that's my pitch for Trasnmotropolitan (and Warren Ellis in general): Think weirder shit, faster!
  • Craig
    This nearly 20-year-old comic is surprisingly relevant to what's happening in politics today...
  • Bucletina
    Si tuviera 10 estrellitas, se las daría. Sobre todo porque mi querido Spider se mete de lleno en la campaña. Y de esa forma, con mi profesión. Ay, dios, qué placer que es esto.
  • C. Varn
    Politics gets interesting Willie's revenge fantasy on politics seems even more apt now than it did at the time as the spectacle of elections has increased since the 1990s. This is the bread and butter of Ellis's satire.
  • James
    Politics can really suck. The reason for the sympathy vote was a real shock to me.
  • Aurelien
    Want to read the next one :)
  • kaelan
    For the first time in the series, Transmetropolitan starts to anticipate the 2016 presidential election.
  • Keith Jones
    The comic continues to improve; however--I'm not entirely sure how to describe this--I don't really remember anything that happened. He interviewed some people? Maybe? A political party chose a candidate, I think.
  • Eric Mikols
    Just an entertaining series that feels more relevant today than ever.
  • The Library Ladies
    (originally reviewed on we left of in “Transmetropolitan”, things got a bit existential and a bit off track of the main plot. That isn’t to say that I didn’t appreciate the stories that we got in “Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life”. I actually really did enjoy them for what they were and what purpose they served. I liked learning more about the world that this series takes place in, and the limits and limitles...
  • Jedhua
    Book Info: This collection contains Transmetropolitan issue #13-18.ABSOLUTE RATING: {3/5 stars}STANDARDIZED RATING: The fact that this series is still teetering so closely to that 3-star mark is not such a great sign, at this point. Fortunately, Ellis seems to finally have settled on a clear direction for the series – evidenced by the fact that he stuck to a singular cohesive arc for the entire volume. And for that reason alone, this had ever...