Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life

Outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has become a household name in the future City he calls home. This latest collection of twisted tales showcases Spider's horrific yet funny screeds on subjects as diverse as religion, politics, and his ex-wife's cryogenically frozen head (which has been stolen). "Transmetropolitan" has been called "brilliant future-shock commentary" (Spin Outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has become a household name in the future City he calls home. This latest collection o...

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Title:Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life
Author:Warren Ellis
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life Reviews

  • Robert Beveridge
    Feb 02, 2009

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

  • Patrick
    Dec 26, 2013

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

  • Fox
    Mar 06, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

    Off-the-wall, inane, and at times completely immature, but always fun. Within the hyper-gonzo ramblings of anti-just-about-everything-but-the-truth journalist, Spider Jerusalem, lie powerful social critiques that leave very few unscathed. When it comes to Transmetropolitan, Warren Elli...

    Spider is back in the city and writing about all the crazy shit society has birthed in the new future. All the stories are single ideas of how screwed up the future could be but slowly work into the larger story arc of Spider. The writing is witty and bombastic but with a sharp edge. I...

    Transmetropolitan's second graphic novel outing is even better than the first. In particular, we get much more detail in the character of Spider Jerusalem, and there's a consistent underlying theme. As a journalist, Spider is a hero. And in order to do this he has to be both incredibly...

    This is the volume of Transmet that punched me both in the heart and stomach, that pulled me into the series and entrenched it as one of my all-time favorites. Bleak, heartbreaking, hopeful. This is where we get to see the love of humanity Spider tucks away and doesn't show to the mass...

    Probably my favorite Transmetropolitan paperback along with Gouge Away, Lonely City and the New Scum. It's just a wonderful read, and has some of the best stories before the presidential election kicks in and Callahan comes into scene. Ellis shows us in detail some of the more twisted ...

    I wasn't crazy about the final three piece plot, but the rest of them were golden. The artwork is wonderfully detailed, the background ads and intricacies are hilarious, and the character of Spider Jerusalem is one of my favorites now. Hell, even the cat cracks me up. I can't wait t...

  • Jason
    Apr 11, 2018

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

  • Adam
    Mar 01, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

    Off-the-wall, inane, and at times completely immature, but always fun. Within the hyper-gonzo ramblings of anti-just-about-everything-but-the-truth journalist, Spider Jerusalem, lie powerful social critiques that leave very few unscathed. When it comes to Transmetropolitan, Warren Elli...

    Spider is back in the city and writing about all the crazy shit society has birthed in the new future. All the stories are single ideas of how screwed up the future could be but slowly work into the larger story arc of Spider. The writing is witty and bombastic but with a sharp edge. I...

    Transmetropolitan's second graphic novel outing is even better than the first. In particular, we get much more detail in the character of Spider Jerusalem, and there's a consistent underlying theme. As a journalist, Spider is a hero. And in order to do this he has to be both incredibly...

  • Travis Duke
    Jan 14, 2017

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

    Off-the-wall, inane, and at times completely immature, but always fun. Within the hyper-gonzo ramblings of anti-just-about-everything-but-the-truth journalist, Spider Jerusalem, lie powerful social critiques that leave very few unscathed. When it comes to Transmetropolitan, Warren Elli...

    Spider is back in the city and writing about all the crazy shit society has birthed in the new future. All the stories are single ideas of how screwed up the future could be but slowly work into the larger story arc of Spider. The writing is witty and bombastic but with a sharp edge. I...

  • Benoit Lelièvre
    Jan 12, 2016

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

  • Lindsay
    Dec 17, 2011

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

  • Caitlin
    Aug 05, 2015

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

  • Devann
    Sep 28, 2018

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

  • Story
    Oct 06, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

    Off-the-wall, inane, and at times completely immature, but always fun. Within the hyper-gonzo ramblings of anti-just-about-everything-but-the-truth journalist, Spider Jerusalem, lie powerful social critiques that leave very few unscathed. When it comes to Transmetropolitan, Warren Elli...

    Spider is back in the city and writing about all the crazy shit society has birthed in the new future. All the stories are single ideas of how screwed up the future could be but slowly work into the larger story arc of Spider. The writing is witty and bombastic but with a sharp edge. I...

    Transmetropolitan's second graphic novel outing is even better than the first. In particular, we get much more detail in the character of Spider Jerusalem, and there's a consistent underlying theme. As a journalist, Spider is a hero. And in order to do this he has to be both incredibly...

    This is the volume of Transmet that punched me both in the heart and stomach, that pulled me into the series and entrenched it as one of my all-time favorites. Bleak, heartbreaking, hopeful. This is where we get to see the love of humanity Spider tucks away and doesn't show to the mass...

  • Sesana
    Oct 06, 2014

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

  • Melki
    Aug 01, 2018

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

  • Sam Quixote
    Feb 10, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

  • Sam Quixote
    Feb 10, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

  • Shannon
    Mar 22, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

  • Justin
    Sep 02, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

    Off-the-wall, inane, and at times completely immature, but always fun. Within the hyper-gonzo ramblings of anti-just-about-everything-but-the-truth journalist, Spider Jerusalem, lie powerful social critiques that leave very few unscathed. When it comes to Transmetropolitan, Warren Elli...

  • Jedi JC Daquis
    Sep 03, 2016

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

  • Otherwyrld
    Apr 21, 2018

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

  • Irena
    Nov 24, 2012

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

  • Daniel
    Jul 20, 2015

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    No one explores a f*cked up future like Warren Ellis. I love his unique brand of dark humour, colourful observation and his terrifying visions of the future. Humanity has sunk to depths of squalor and depravity beyond today's wildest nightmares, large ethically dubious corporations...

    Off-the-wall, inane, and at times completely immature, but always fun. Within the hyper-gonzo ramblings of anti-just-about-everything-but-the-truth journalist, Spider Jerusalem, lie powerful social critiques that leave very few unscathed. When it comes to Transmetropolitan, Warren Elli...

    Spider is back in the city and writing about all the crazy shit society has birthed in the new future. All the stories are single ideas of how screwed up the future could be but slowly work into the larger story arc of Spider. The writing is witty and bombastic but with a sharp edge. I...

    Transmetropolitan's second graphic novel outing is even better than the first. In particular, we get much more detail in the character of Spider Jerusalem, and there's a consistent underlying theme. As a journalist, Spider is a hero. And in order to do this he has to be both incredibly...

    This is the volume of Transmet that punched me both in the heart and stomach, that pulled me into the series and entrenched it as one of my all-time favorites. Bleak, heartbreaking, hopeful. This is where we get to see the love of humanity Spider tucks away and doesn't show to the mass...

    Probably my favorite Transmetropolitan paperback along with Gouge Away, Lonely City and the New Scum. It's just a wonderful read, and has some of the best stories before the presidential election kicks in and Callahan comes into scene. Ellis shows us in detail some of the more twisted ...

  • Gavin
    Sep 20, 2013

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

  • James DeSantis
    Apr 09, 2019

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

  • James DeSantis
    Apr 09, 2019

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

  • Sam Carpenter
    Jan 05, 2017

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

  • Natulcien_reads
    Mar 03, 2018

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

  • Ivan
    Dec 27, 2014

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

  • Jan Philipzig
    Aug 20, 2018

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

  • Doc.
    Jul 02, 2016

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...

    This might surprise some people, but dark and angry as his work often is, I think of Ellis as a very hopeful writer. So often his work seems to say, "Look at this. Look how awful this is. Look how shitty people can be. We can do better than this. We're all better than this." ...

    This second volume delivers some of the most memorable short stories of the series (feat. nanotech consciousness downloads; human culture reservations; people awaking from cryogenic freezing to a hostile future: ?Fuck off back to your freezers!?), as Ellis and Robertson are firing ...

    Like the first collection, the second volume of Transmetropolitan is imaginative and acerbic, often funny, often bitter, sometimes brilliant. There's an amazing story tucked in the middle about a woman who's been awakened from cry-freeze into a world that could care less about her that...

    This second volume is where we really see the series find its feet and we launch fully into the weird and wonderful world of Spider Jerusalem's with a tale about humans wanting to turn into sentient gas clouds, the harrowing story of the cryogenically unfrozen, synthetic reservations w...

    Definitely a very interesting series. This volume fills us in a little bit more Spider's past and some of it is soooo not good. He's a hard guy to like sometimes but I think that so far Ellis is doing a pretty good job of walking the line between edgy asshole and guy who is trying to d...

    Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (DC, 1998) The great thing about Transmetropolitan is that Warren Ellis seems to remember something that no satirist since Mark Twain has gotten right; while the heart of any satire is soaked in acid, the surface is supposed to be funny...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    Unlike with other comics, I've decided not to read this one at all unless I've got a real copy of it in my hands. I loved it from the very start and I'm still fascinated by it, despite its often too disgusting depictions of horrible things. Basically, it explores various ideas of o...

    Warren Ellis has so much talent in him. Volume two felt like he could have been an effective journalist as well, a crazy one for that matter. Volume two fleshes out some more about Spider Jerusalem, the past that still haunts him today with a bodiless wife, a headless kid and one wo...

    I was afraid to be let down by volume two, but I was agreeably surprised to find a completely different angle on Spider Jerusalem and his own brand of social criticism. LUST FOR LIFE is more character oriented, but it's also going deeper into how the City is affecting him and driving h...

    I'm not sure why the first 69 pages of this volume were essentially a recap of volume one, but . . . whatever. Plenty of good and crazy times to be had in this one. I can't even begin to imagine what's next. ...

    Story: This volume actually gives us a lot of world building. Spider takes his assistant to her boyfriends download. Which basically means his body burns up and his soul is downloaded into the world of the internet or computer. Then we have a hit out on Spider! That's right. Someone di...

    So in this volume Spider Jerusalem manages to not come across as such a jerk probably because he tries to help his assistant come to terms with losing a boyfriend and more importantly because several people are trying to kill him. Oh he also crashes and burns with some women, too. Some...

    In this second volume, we get a bit of Spider's history, go through a wild roller coaster of a ride with his new assistant and see more of his incredible talent for pissing people off. I believe it's the longest volume in the series and it's easy to see why. This volume does a grea...

    I liked the first half of Vol 2 more than the second. It was very imaginative stories, such as a man being turned into a tiny cloud of nanobots, a woman coming back from cryogenic freezing to find out she's unwanted and alone (this is my favourite piece of the book, and one of the most...

    Even better than volume 1. ...

    Volume 2 was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest. First of all there were three beautifully written standalone stories that really got to the heart of what is must be like to live in The City. The story of a cryogenically frozen woman who is revived into a future that has obliged ...

    Volume 2 is more or less a collection of short stories of Spider's shenanigans. It's no less compelling, and allows Ellis (and the reader) to explore the crazy future only he could have dreamed up. ...

    This sometimes confused the hell out of me ? ...

    There's not much I can say about this. I'm rereading it for the first time in about 8 years, I'll be reading all 9 (10?) collections and I imagine I'll feel the same as I did the first time, it's one of the most insightful, impressive, damming, polemic critiques of modern society you'l...

    Ellis calls this volume ?Lust for Life?, but it ought to be titled ?Lust for a Different Life?, because that?s precisely what his characters do in this book... They hanker for the past or they yearn for the future. Even in a world of infinite possibilities and near-interminab...

  • Sr3yas
    Jun 18, 2017

    The adventures of our unorthodox Journalist continues! Spider Jerusalem is a certified douchebag. But like every celebrity douchebags, he is also a huge hit. Everybody loves his gloriously controversial column "I hate it here": A Column which spider uses to tear a new one for some u...