Taking its title from a rowdy song by Irish rockers the Pogues, and basing its main character on legendary “gonzo journalist” Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the model for another famous comic strip character, Doonesbury’s Uncle Duke), Transmetropolitan positions itself squarely at the acid-etched edge of 1990s hip culture. Transmetropolitan follows the adventures of psychotic writer Spider Jerusalem in a nightmarish near-future, cyber-nightmare world of drugs, aliens, androids, mutants, technology gone mad, and lots more drugs. High-octane writing by Warren Ellis is augmented by lush, compulsively detail-rich artwork by Darick Robertson. Transmetropolitan was an adrenaline-charged jump start to the science-fiction Helix imprint from DC, which later merged with Vertigo.
3rd printing; Collects Transmetropolitan #31–36; ca. 2005
Schrijver: Warren Ellis
Tekenaar: Darick Robertson