After years of self-imposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job that he hates and a city that he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st Century surroundings. Combining black humor, life-threatening situations, and moral ambiguity, this book is the first look into the mind of an outlaw journalist and the world he seeks to destroy. Collects the first twenty-one issues of Transmetropolitan in DC's top quality, slipcased Absolute Edition format.
Warren Ellis is a comics and graphics novel writer best known for the graphic novel series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. With over thirty-five graphic novels in print, Ellis has received numerous acclaims including Winner of the International Horror Guild award for graphic narrative and being named one of Entertainment Weekly's 100 Most Creative People. Rolling Stone described his work as, more influenced by Jesus and Mary Chain than by the JUSTICE LEAGUE, while his characters fight for left-wing agendas over God and country, and kick puppies in the street.