Monday, June 13, 2011

Transmetropolitan #6: Gouge Away

Like I said, I'm blasting through these and will continue to do so - planning to finish this series off by the week's end if I can.  Really really loving how it's building and they're right deep into the 'shit getting real' phase of the story.  This would make a really excellent television series - although I'm not sure how well this would translate to any other medium, it might just be best as is all be told. 
So if you're reading this it's safe to assume that you've hopefully read those that preceded it, and if not, then be spoiler ready.
The format of these trades has been three stand-alone issues and then a three part series, although the stand alones link nicely, and in a lot of ways set up what's to come.  It's a nice story-style design.  When we start off Spider is at the height of popularity and as such the public is starting to take the piss out of him.  He's become a cartoon, a live-action series, and a porno character.  What did he expect?  In the aftermath of reading the last volume I started to have issues thinking - how the hell could the gov't actually block news from getting out, especially in this future society, but I think that this volume went a long way in making that okay with me since, as expected, Spider found a way around it.  This series has hit a really strong storyline and I'm excited to see what it's going.  The nice thing about coming in to a series after it's completion is the speed at which you can catch up and go through it.  Check it out, peoples!
Transmetropolitan Vol. 6: Gouge Away (New Edition)

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