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First Look: THE WILD STORM #3

First Look: THE WILD STORM #3

THE WILD STORM #3 Written by Warren Ellis Art by Jon Davis-Hunt and Steve Buccellato Published by DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor—the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer foiled. But, unknown to her, the Grifter has a

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #7-9

My momma was raised in the era when clean water was only served to the fairer skin. – Kanye West, New Slaves After a brief hiatus, we return to our regular scheduled programming. When we last saw Spider, he was raging against religion and the cynical exploitation of it for money and power. The following

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #6

“We often believe with criminal superficiality that to educate the masses politically is to deliver a long political harangue from time to time.” – Frantz Fanon Spider Jerusalem’s biggest flaw, the open wound through which pathos positively oozes out of him, is that he’s never wrong. He may occasionally be incorrect or make a miscalculation,

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #5

I want to talk about […] what it’s going to feel like to live through the next ten years. It does not feel like progress. However, it does not feel like conservatism either. There’s neither progress nor conservatism, because there’s nothing left to conserve and no direction in which to progress. – Bruce Sterling,  “Reboot

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #4

With the riot fading into the distance for the time being, we get the first solid look at what Spider thinks journalism is for and The Beast enters stage right. While the first couple issues were dense with ideas about the future to analyze, the third issue — which also serves as the opening issue

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #3

Something special is happening in Austin tonight: http://t.co/RpbnCbO6zw #StandWithWendy — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013 In possibly the most disturbingly specific bit of prescience Transmetropolitan can offer, Spider, via Ellis and Robertson, invents the now commonplace act of live tweeting a political crisis. Last week, I put forward the idea that the second issue

…And Now, A Haiku: KARNAK #6

…And Now, A Haiku features a haiku poem inspired by a comic released each week. Some will be silly, some will be serious…all will be haiku. This week, the subject is Karnak #6 by Warren Ellis, Roland Boschi and Dan Brown. *SPOILER WARNING – THIS HAIKU MAY CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF KARNAK #6* Everything will break.

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #2

Once re-established in The City, Spider finds his first story opportunity in Fred Christ, a former record producer who’s found a new purpose in life by leading a cult of people turning themselves into aliens. There probably isn’t another single issue that sums up the hit or miss nature of Transmetropolitan’s political allegory, which has