• Title: Transmetropolitan, Vol. 7: Spider's Thrash
  • Author: Warren Ellis Darick Robertson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Transmetropolitan Vol Spider s Thrash The truth hurts That s old news to outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem but what s changed is how high the stakes have become Long a thorn in the side of the powerful and the hypocritical Jerusalem ha
    The truth hurts That s old news to outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem, but what s changed is how high the stakes have become Long a thorn in the side of the powerful and the hypocritical, Jerusalem has made an enemy of the new President of the United States a man who happens to be crazier than a rabid rattlesnake and twice as mean.Now, driven underground with his loyal aThe truth hurts That s old news to outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem, but what s changed is how high the stakes have become Long a thorn in the side of the powerful and the hypocritical, Jerusalem has made an enemy of the new President of the United States a man who happens to be crazier than a rabid rattlesnake and twice as mean.Now, driven underground with his loyal and filthy assistants, deprived of all of his comforts and hunted like a rabbit at the dog track, Jerusalem prepares for his greatest coup yet provided, of course, that he can survive this afternoon.

    One Reply to “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 7: Spider's Thrash”

    1. Spider as underground journalist makes even more sense than his turn as toast of the town celebrity journalist. Best of all, he hasn't forgotten things other than his vendetta against Callahan. This, I think, is the really interesting thing about Spider: he's so furiously angry because he actually does care, hard as that can be to see sometimes. And the stories that show that side of him are some of the best in the series. Not much forward momentum, when I think about it, but I don't think there [...]

    2. Don't get me wrong, Transmetropolitan reeks of truth and I am quite in awe that what Ellis "revealed" more than a decade ago still applies nowadays, well in fact, nothing has really ever changed. The city is ugly, the poor being oppressed and the governement doesn't care.But from a narrative point of view, Transmetropolitan has dragged me for quite some time. Save for some action scenes, hasn't there been anything new, something that wasn't established in the previous volumes?Spider and his filt [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. Darick Robertson, I heart you. Review to come.My reviews of the Transmetropolitan series:1. ‘Back on the Street’2. ‘Lust for Life’3. ‘Year of the Bastard’4. ‘The New Scum’5. ‘Lonely City’6. ‘Gouge Away’

    5. I've said it in previous reviews but this series just gets better and better. This book I think has more and more short story like chapters, but despite this you can see Warren Ellis building towards a climax that is gonna leave the reader spellbound.

    6. 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 [...]

    7. "Something's not right. I can feel it in my left testicle." So speaketh rogue journalist and truth-terrorist Spider Jerusalem. Banished from the mainstream media for his lacerating attacks on the President, Spider goes full-on underground to take down the White House. This volume breaks down into three interconnected story arcs: Spider's investigation of child prostitution, the mishandling of the treatment of the mentally ill and the general hell that the City has fallen into. These all tie toge [...]

    8. This series is freakin' frustrating sometimes. It's been established like, two issues ago, that Spider would wage war to president Callahan and all there was to issue 7 is how Spider saying over and over again how he's going to take down president Callahan. It offered very little in terms of development and even less in terms of Spider's superpower: writing. There is a great opportunity lost in SPIDER'S TRASH as he discusses the lazy and corrupted mental health support system and yet doesn't eve [...]

    9. This story gets more and more complicated, weirder and weirder, better and better.This installment is especially full of cutting commentary about current fucked up aspects of contemporary society, thinly disguised as commentary on a distant future distopia.

    10. Oh, the drama surfaces. I am beginning to feel this series should be required reading in sociology classes. Except I'm not sure I'd expose college students to this level of profanity and violence oh who am I kidding.Spider, Spider, how do I love thee. Don't be a martyr to the Smiler!

    11. For those who don't know this series it's basically Hunter S Thompson in the future. Spider Jerusalem is a ranting hack who will stop at nothing to get a story and bring down those he hates - which is everybody. Writer Warren Ellis is a literary god in my book a god with a sick mind.

    12. This series is getting better again :D And sadder :/. I think this series will be finished way to quick for my liking from now on.

    13. Séptimo tomo otra vez conteniendo un arco argumental de tres números centrados en la historia y los tres restantes unitarios que siguen plasmando el universo Transmetropolitan y sus personajes principales. En principio sigue la historia de Spider echado del periódico donde escribía sus columnas y su pase a la clandestinidad que no hace más que potenciar su verborragia y poder oral y escrito. Ya está declarada la guerra entre él y el entrante presidente y no mucho más. El primer unitario [...]

    14. Oomph. As hard-hitting as ever.This issue, Spider Jerusalem tackles personal demons, abuse of public office, child prostitution, mental illness, and, as always, the deep, monumental indifference of the gray-faced masses. A cynical, dour, and tender examination of modern society, through the scathing lens of an angry but ultimately small journalist.In this episode, we learn that fame does not make one powerful, and that showing people the truth does not make them accept it!As harrowing and off-pu [...]

    15. Puntata interlocutoria per Transmetropolitan, ma al solito molto interessante e irrobustente per il contesto di quella città malata in cui Spider Jerusalem ha deciso di sopravvivere, dopo il licenziamento dal Word. Peccato che stia montando qualcosa dentro di lui: è malato e non sa se supererà il domani, si ostina a raccontare collezioni di racconti di gente ai margini, per preparare un grande scoop che sembra sempre più lontano. Sempre più folli le storie, mentre Callahan se la ride, al ri [...]

    16. Ellis really gets momentum here and the comic seems to have actual stakes, although the violence also seems to apt up. The farce and satire now seem contained by the Ellis's narrative momentum, and this helps focus the book even more clearly. Spider looks into child prostitution and increasingly homeless problem while being essentially on the run, and thus the social commentary gets profoundly dark even for Warren Ellis.

    17. this volume touches on a lot of social welfare issues in The City. not the most riveting volume, but does a good job adding nuance to spider's persona, depicting as someone who actually gives a shit. we also peak into Spider's possible decline. there are also tons of panels that really flesh out street life in The City.

    18. The pace of story in this volume is a bit slower. But still it is moving forward and it is not just empty wondering about how world is a bad place. I've noticed that the whole series is slowly being more serious as well as the main character. There is less crazy inventions from future then in previous volumes.

    19. more of a set up for what's to come. a solid explanation of Spider's latest caper and a great cliffhanger as the last page.

    20. This volume was pretty intense. Ellis is keeping things interesting, and telling some good stories.

    21. Slabšie číslo. Spider uniká s popredia publicity a je vyhodený zo Slova. Uchyľuje sa k underground správam Diery a píše bez cenzúry a obmedzení o stave a problémoch Mesta.

    22. Baja el nivel pero porque allana el camino para lo que va a venir. Aún así, cada página te hace pensar.

    23. As an individual volume, great. Grim and meditative and surprising.In the context of the series, it's wheel-spinning. I don't mind a change in pace, and it makes sense that not every single beat of the story should be about Spider taking down the Smiler, but the last volume hit such a frenzied high that Ellis really had to slam the brakes to bring it back down.

    24. Warren Ellis explores mortality and brings a sense of urgency to Transmetropolitan Vol 7 by turning Spider Jerusalem into an underground journalist and bringing his showdown with the President to the horizon. On the side, he continues to flesh out both Spider and the Smiler by showing their reaction to the plight of the denizens of the city.As a resident, your choices are stark. Either the smiling, narcissistic psychopath who views himself as a god and thinks of you as sub-human or Spider who re [...]

    25. Spider finding his place as an independent writer. Main story arc was a bit neglected, but touched on some important social issues.

    26. Spider has found a new way of trashing those he hates, and is going out as he has lived: screaming for people to start caring enough to fix the world. The introduction of his seemingly terminal illness only serves to raise the stakes to the breaking point. His one last act before death will be to bring down the presidency. And the funny thing is, while I of course root for our mad-as-hell messiah, I couldn't help shaking a feeling of loss. Spider can't live forever, and who would take his place? [...]

    27. The seventh volume of Transmetropolitan series is different compared to the past volumes, and it would be easy to label it under the filler title, the feared installment in each series. But it really is not.This is a filthy and ugly trip to the world where the story is told, it is easy to see why it has not make much sense before albeit it most likely never will. This world is disturbingly dirty in all its blankness. It is depressing, so full of life yet so empty and at loss with hope. It is the [...]

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