Transmetropolitan, Vol. 0 (Transmetropolitan, #0) by Warren Ellis

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 0 (Transmetropolitan, #0)

TALES OF HUMAN WASTE completes the TRANSMETROPOLITAN library, collecting the two Prestige-format one-shots TRANSMETROPOLITAN: I HATE IT HERE and TRANSMETROPOLITAN: FILTH OF THE CITY, as well as the 8-page Christmas story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE 2. Written by Warren Ellis, this collection features a host of one and two-page pieces from comics' finest artists illustrating excerpts from the Word columns of crazed outlaw journalist Spider Jerusal...

Details Transmetropolitan, Vol. 0 (Transmetropolitan, #0)

TitleTransmetropolitan, Vol. 0 (Transmetropolitan, #0)
Release DateOct 1st, 2004
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Cyberpunk, Comic Book, Dystopia, Comix, Humor

Reviews Transmetropolitan, Vol. 0 (Transmetropolitan, #0)

  • Keith
    I'm finally putting this series to bed upon reading Filth of the City about ten years after reading all other things Transmet. Since these days the only really sure way to find FotC is in this collection (which, I think, is also going the way of the dodo) or in the most recent edition of vol 10, One More Time, which annoyingly sandwiches both FotC and its precursor, I Hate It Here in as a postscript to the entire series, I felt an OCD-type need t...
  • Craig
    For completists only...
  • Brooke
    During the entire Transmetropolitan series up to this point, Spider Jerusalem's status as someone with so much power and sway was a bit questionable. He's a psychotic, unlikeable lunatic who spends most of his time pissing people off and behaving very bizarrely. He's entertaining as can be, but seriously unhinged and not really hero material. Vol. 0: Tales of Human waste finally sheds some light on what captivates the denizens of The City - dozen...
  • Cyndi
    Spider Jerusalem lives
  • Lasairfiona Smith
    This is not a prequel: this is basically a supplemental book to the Transmet series. It is a collection of bits of articles that Spider wrote for The Word, illustrated by numerous artists. The snippets are obviously from "I Hate It Here" and it really shows Spider in a light that one would expect: hating dogs, sexual frustration, bowel disruptors... But it also shows a bit of why Spider stayed in the City in the first place. It shows his bittersw...
  • Shanna
    2013-07-09 feel as if I can relate to Jerusalem's apathy more, now I feel like I'm living in hell. It's comforting to have the words laid out in front of me and know someone out there was able to nail it squarely to the wall. He takes what's happening right now in America, as we live it, and puts it in this future environment. On the part which covers the societal unrest for the half-human half-martian bunch I must ...
  • Steven
    I loved this comic. This is the first time I have read a Transmetroplitan comic and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest. The protagonist, Spider, is a lovable jerk who really does seem to care about the people of his city. His character is interesting and his comments are both funny and biting. Someone time art didn't quite line up with what was being said, but this was one of those comics where every artist did only one page, so that's rath...
  • DoomFist7
    This series is so amazing!!.
  • Kristian
    In all honesty the majority of this was in the end of the copy of Transmetropolitan # 10. So I re-read it. Loved the stories. It would be cool to read this as you read the whole series as Spider was supposedly writing it.
  • Benitez B
    this article is very fantastic
  • Enno
    This was an experimental loan from the library, but I think the experiment did the work out for me. I'll still give the next one a shot, though.
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  • Dreamylove
    It is just the book I was looking for.
  • John Wilson
    the book is fantastic.
  • Charles
    Spider Jerusalem is a difficult protagonist to like but his narcissism isn't the problem. His observations about his world are supposed to be incisive, but really, they're aren't. His brand of dark humor adds little and frequently, this graphic novel is a jumble of ramblings.The art in a few instances is quite beautiful, but most of it is not appropriate for the world that Ellis has created. It would be better to just use a single illustrator to ...
  • Nose in a book (Kate)
    This is a collection of the columns written by the character Spider Jerusalem over the course of the Transmetropolitan series, each illustrated by a different comic-book artist. There are some big names, some less well known. Both the columns and the art are hit-and-miss, and this certainly isn’t a good starting point for anyone who hasn’t read any of the series, but it’s a nice addition for those who have. As such it comes with all the sam...
  • Julian
    I'll keep it brief, because this is a jeu d'esprit rather than a book requiring weighty analysis. In Transmetropolitan proper, Spider Jerusalem writes a column called 'I hate it here'. This book is a selection from those columns, each illustrated with artwork by one of a multitude of artists. The pieces themselves range from quite moving to frankly silly (I particularly like the one where Spider's assistant tries to explain his 'Pharaoh for a day...
  • Henry Jakell
    Ugh. Why did this series have to end? Sadly, Transmet #0 isn't a long-lost collection of one-shots (as I hoped), but a series of short passages written by Spider. Each vignette is accompanied by original artwork of Spider's mad cyberpunk (post-cyberpunk?) world. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, not because the content wasn't fun but because this is a light offering that whet but didn't satisfy my appetite for more adventures. I'd recommend this to...
  • Jess
    Despite loving the Transmetropolian series proper, I thought Tales of Human Waste was just okay. It features a selection of Spider Jerusalem's newspaper columns with visuals provided by a number of different graphic artists. It's nowhere near as powerful as the columns in the series, though his antagonistic attitude toward the culture of the City and ranting & raving style is captured in these columns. The art provides some interesting visual int...
  • John Andrew
    Hunter S. Thompson figure as hard-boiled reporter protagonist of sort-of dystopic future political thriller. A big theme is challenging what ethical changes might be provoked by scientific advances (cloning, drugs, downloading your soul into a computer, etc) from a standpoint of gross out / shock. (Makes Niven's wireheads seem tame.) A Sci Fi comics series for lovers of smart-ass science fiction like Zelazny or Niven crossed with a sort of Alan M...
  • Tom
    This is a collection of some vignettes and it features a lot of different artists take on the character Spider Jerusalem. Some of the art is spectacular, some doesn't interest me that much. The little blurbs, most of which seemingly excepts of the protagonist's "I Hate It Here" column, recall the story arc of the series, but since there is no active plot to engage the reader, it just becomes a best-of collection.
  • Seth
    This is a book of short snippets from Spider Jerusalem's news paper column. It's a quick read, it has some funny quotes and lots of cool art from different artists from the comics world. I felt I should read this because I enjoyed Transmetropolitan immensely. I liked this but I didn't love it. No story, all Spider rants. I do have a favorite quote though"There is nothing more important than tax cuts and tits in movies" - Spider Jerusalem
  • Mikael Kuoppala
    One more time warren Ellis takes us into the world of his “Transmetropolitan” saga, a hyperactive and bitingly sharp sci-fi political satire that often turned chillingly serious. “Tales of Human Waste” does revoke some of the energy of the series, but it is ultimately left hanging in the air with very little to offer in the way of wit or substance. I never thought Spider Jerusalem could be boring, but here he kind of is.
  • Neville Ridley-smith
    This one was merely ok.The first half was mostly unnecessary - for the most part average art and vile subject matter punctuated by occasional fantastic art.The second half was much better - a proportionately higher number of good art spreads and it even added some never-shown-before, intriguing locations and concepts that flesh out the futurescape of the Transmet world.
  • Erika
    I liked how this felt more like reading his column than reading a part of a story and I liked all the different looks provided by the different artist, it felt fresh but still consistent with the feel of the original comics. There is nothing here that really adds to the story arc but I love how it gives more background and layers of Spider's world.
  • Robb Bridson
    This is the first I've read of Transmetropolitan, ane my guess is this is a volume to start with. It just happened to be readily available at the library. I always think I should like Garth Ennis because his ideas sound great... but so far, in practice, I find his writing to be edgy for the sake of edginess, and somehow still boring.
  • Robert Beveridge
    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste (Vertigo, 2004)Sort of a “greatest hits” compilation of “I Hate It Here” textual bits from the series illustrated by a wide variety of comic artists. Amusing, and a nice way to look back on the series, but doesn't really add a great deal. For established fans only. ***
  • Burt
    Spider Jerusalem is a journalist before anything else (maniac, rebel, monsterer and rabble rouser) and this collection is pure Ellis via the medium of our favorite sociopath. Tales of Human Waste chronicles the human (and post-human) experience, covering some of the more common topics we see today to covering the theoretical in a style best described as Thompson-esqe. Give it a read.
  • Robert Hudder
    This was a Christmas story with drawerings by some of the artists that love this story. Anyways, most of the 'clips' of the columns were good and given that most journalism has the inverted pyramid style, the best is always the beginning. Not an essential piece of the lore but definitely some good stuff for completists.