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Two previous volumes were avant-garde, interesting to read and had fascinating graphics. My enthusiasm for this series petered out with this volume, the plot was tedious and seems to regurgitate the same slop over and over.... It’s amazing the former two issues were no charge with prime, and I paid 799 for this loser!
Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Year of the [censored for Amazon consumption] (Vertigo, 1999)
As a non-review note, it's really kind of ludicrous--the kind of thing Spider Jerusalem would be amused by, no doubt--that this review got redlined for me putting the title of the book in the header. Do something about the sillier aspects of your filters, Amazon, plzkthx.
In its third volume, Transmetropolitan managed to do something I didn't think it could: get even funnier. Feeling the old ennui creeping back in, Spider pumps himself full of everything known to man (and some things that aren't). His editor snags him a new assistant, but with a catch: she's his niece, which will (hopefully) stop Spider from doing the same things that have caused him to lose his other assistants over the years. Fat chance. How, Ellis asks us, to find meaning in a meaningless world? I'm not entirely sure he'll ever come up with an answer, but it's certainly fun to watch him try. ****