Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4 (Transmetropolitan, #4) by Warren Ellis

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4 (Transmetropolitan, #4)

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.


Details Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4 (Transmetropolitan, #4)

TitleTransmetropolitan, Vol. 4 (Transmetropolitan, #4)
ISBN9781563896279
Author
Release DateSep 1st, 2000
PublisherVertigo
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Fiction, Cyberpunk, Comic Book
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Reviews Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4 (Transmetropolitan, #4)

  • Sr3yas
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars I am going to have you, Jerusalem, I am going to destroy you. Just when you least expect it. Every hero, even a curse-spewing junkie hero, needs a villain. A Joker to Jerusalem's Batman.Seriously, he looks like a Joker too. But the thing is, he might just be the next President of America!(I wouldn't have believed stuff like this a couple of years back. How times have changed!) Scums of the city. Before this volume, I had settled on th...
  • HFK
    1970-01-01
    The fourth volume of Transmetropolitan picks up right where the third volume left us, making the fishy washy politics even more dirtier and apocalyptic if possible. We are all going to hell, but it will probably be quite a enjoyable ride to some of us at the first class seats.Transmetropolitan has such a rich world around the ongoing story, but it is somewhat left in the darkness where the sun don't shine, and only way to learn is to do so with a...
  • Sesana
    1970-01-01
    Kind of felt like a step down from previous volumes. This one seemed to have sacrificed some of the mad, furious energy that fueled Ellis through other volumes. Possibly because things needed to be done here, so Ellis restrained himself to see that they were done. And so they were. We get a more complete view of each presidential candidate. One is actually compelling and seems like a real person, the other is a cardboard cutout villain. Guess whi...
  • Jedi JC Daquis
    1970-01-01
    Spider Jerusalem is f*cked-up big-time now. The election results have been announced and the country has a new president. The New Scum has decided and Spider Jerusalem is so angry who the country has voted for.The death of his friend Vita Severn has finally paid off. It is a sad truth that even Jerusalem cannot expose (since he doesn't have the facts) but was absolutely sure that it was the same group where Severn belongs who ordered it. There is...
  • Gavin
    1970-01-01
    So in the wake of a shocking assassination/murder, Spider finds himself coveted by both the Beast and the Smiler (the 2 men running for POTUSA). The New Scum refers to the part of the City where the very lower classes manage to scrape by their existences. Spider doesn't think too highly of the men who subjugate these people, but he also expects more from them in terms of their civic responsibilities.Warren Ellis has always been an impressive writ...
  • Ivan
    1970-01-01
    Weakest part so far.It's still very good but not as good as previous entries.
  • Benoit Lelièvre
    1970-01-01
    So far, my least favorite volume of Spider Jerusalem's stories. It wasn't bad at all, but it was more or less the ending of what volume 3 started. Half of the storylines were interesting and offered closure, but the other half were just about Spider wandering in the cities and looking for stories. They were almost wordless and over before they started. Not that I have anything against visual storytelling, but Spider Jerusalem is about more than t...
  • J.G. Keely
    1970-01-01
    Series review here. My Suggested Reading In Comics
  • Sam Quixote
    1970-01-01
    Following a shocking political assassination, the election between the Beast and the Smiler ramps up and Spider Jerusalem finds himself courted by both candidates for interviews. Meanwhile Channon finds out Yelena’s dirty secret and election day looms. This book has Warren Ellis writing more about the world of the City with Spider, amidst the campaign madness, showing the reader the poverty stricken and the disenfranchised that live within the ...
  • Jeraviz
    1970-01-01
    Que la lectura de una historia consiga revolverte algo por dentro significa que ha conseguido su objetivo.Esta vez baja algo el nivel preparando el terreno para historias futuras pero sigue siendo demoledor cada diálogo.
  • Artemy
    1970-01-01
    Oh man. That was the best volume so far. So much anger, grit and pain, wrapped in such bitter and yet fun narrative. Each issue gave me shivers, especially the fourth one, or issue #22. The ending was very strong, too! Loved this whole volume. The two winter tales that are included in a newer version of the trade are also very good and kind of help to ease the anger built up from the main arc.
  • Robert Beveridge
    1970-01-01
    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: The New Scum (Vertigo, 2000)After all the praise I've lavished on Transmetropolitan in my reviews of the first three volumes, I guess it was inevitable that everything would come crashing down. I have to admit, though, I'm making things sound a lot worse than they are; I guess the first three volumes had me expecting new miracles with every episode. Having given us the overarching story arc in book three, Ellis ge...
  • Titas (I read in bed)
    1970-01-01
    Spider was hating society before it was coolThe only spider that I loved in my life!
  • 'kris Pung
    1970-01-01
    WOW I thought the first 3 volumes were fun but this one just jacked up the series to another level.
  • Erin Britton
    1970-01-01
    Transmetroplitan, Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s excellent post-cyberpunk comic series, chronicles the exploits of infamous renegade gonzo journalist Spider Jerusalem. After five years of effective retirement spent living as a long-haired hermit in a compound in the mountains, Spider Jerusalem managed to squander the substantial advance that he had been given by his publisher. Needless to say, he hadn’t gone so far as to actually write a...
  • The Library Ladies
    1970-01-01
    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com )The more I revisit “Transmetropolitan”, the more I see and deeply feel parallels to our current legal situation, and in turn the more I mourn the lack of a Spider Jerusalem to jump in and start speaking ten kinds of truth. This re-read is both cathartic and upsetting, but the good news is that at least I’m finding myself laughing hysterically at many points of these comics. Because Spider, Yele...
  • Keith Jones
    1970-01-01
    The story has reached the point where it is just interesting enough that I'm curious to read what happens next; however, it has gone from most of the characters being unlikable to every single solitary last character being repulsively unlikable, which is a bit of a shame because there were one or two characters that I actually kind of liked. I'm guessing it's supposed to represent how the world is just so horrible that it'll corrupt everybody, le...
  • kaelan
    1970-01-01
    My least favourite Transmetropolitan thus far. Warren Ellis writes politics like it’s some kind of superhero battle — all barbs and blows. And unlike past volumes, there are no side stories here to compensate for the limitations in the main narrative.
  • C. Varn
    1970-01-01
    The election continues The election continues and Spider seems lost. Some of the satire seems a bit off and the power fantasy elements get more laughable. Still highly enjoyable.
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    While I missed the fact that there were not as many snapshots of life in Spider's city, I did enjoy that (probably because of that) there was less anger and rage and swearing from Spider - and most everyone else in the book. Though not as much of Spider's world was seen, there was a lot more plot done. Even more characterization of Spider and his assistants, which was also welcome. We get some peeks into why Spider reacts to society the way that ...
  • Sue Smith
    1970-01-01
    Well this chapter of Transmetropolitan fell well below the bar it previously set in it's earlier versions. Still obnoxious and dirty mouthed - to be sure - but all without the hard hitting punch to go with it. It really felt like a half cooked transitional story to me. A partial story that missed out on the usual skewering of political antics and opinions the last novels shone at. There was some, I can't deny that, but it just seemed to be half h...
  • Jenna Scherer
    1970-01-01
    My low-key Transmetropolitan reread continues. The Smiler and the Beast don't really track onto this year's election; if anything, Trump possesses both the Smiler's nihilism and narcissism AND the Beast's contempt for the working class, while not being as smart as either. I think if Warren Ellis had written Trump, he would have read as too outlandish of a character. And this is in a world where people reconstitute themselves into nanobots and eat...
  • Javi
    1970-01-01
    Sigo releyendome Transmetropolitan según me llegan los tomos y vaya, qué enorme es la serie. En esta ocasión tenemos las elecciones. Quizás dejamos un poco más de lado el componente más de exploración del universo transmetropolitan (en este caso la ciudad) para adentrarnos en los personajes y la trama principal de la serie. Por primera vez le callan la boca a Spider pero ¿por cuanto tiempo?
  • Batsap
    1970-01-01
    What can I say about the Transmetropolitan series that hasn't been said before? Nothing, that's what.It's brilliant, dirty, raw and funny and Spider is the perfect character to carry it - by turns both violent and sympathetic, pitiful and intimidating. He's angry, inescapably human and he's my hero.
  • J.M. Hushour
    1970-01-01
    As always, supreme! Spider Jerusalem goes full frontal in his assault on the Smiler and the Beast, all to no avail. Their confrontations are the highlights in this volume, frank, funny, and fucked-up. But, hey, it's a presidential election. Transmet continues its tradition of unabashed, probably not hyperbolic bashing of pretty much everything you know and love.
  • Lui Vega
    1970-01-01
    Bit of a dip in interest for me with this trade. Good stuff, just felt a little less exciting
  • Bria
    1970-01-01
    Once you're old enough to know politics exist, and actually read the books in order, not only does Transmet make a lot more sense, but it's even better than you thought it was.
  • Ant
    1970-01-01
    Utterly brilliant! To base a character on Hunter S Thomson and make it work in a political setting - I didn't think it would hit the mark, but I was completely wrong.
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I don't quite know why I like Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan series, but I do. I spend a lot of time reading the background art so each collection takes a while to get through.
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    Spider is such a precious cinnamon roll.