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TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #7-9

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

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

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #1

The sand is always shifting under my feet. The tides are broadly predictable on an ordinary day, but there aren’t many ordinary days.” – Warren Ellis, The Littoral Space What first struck me upon re-opening Transmetropolitan with an eye towards doing an examination like this is its density. I first thought about running this on

TRANSMET: Human Reaction and Criminal Enterprise #0

Welcome to TransMet — the weekly column from Emma Houxbois that deigns to read and analyze Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Vertigo Comics series Transmetropolitan, one issue a week for a year. A year that just happens to begin with Donald Trump’s US presidency and ends with… well, I guess we’ll see.   Power does what

TRADE WAITING: Week Of June 10, 2015

It’s Monday, which means another look at some of the hottest trade paperbacks, collected editions, and graphic novels in this week’s “Trade Waiting” – your weekly spotlight of five noteworthy comic book collections that are being released to stores this Wednesday and why you should watch out for them! BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE BATGIRL OF