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Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2 by Warren Ellis
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Mar 06, 08

Read in March, 2008

Possibly even more fun than the first volume. I like a continuous narrative, but Transmetropolitan seems more about creating a world, like Fables and dipping into it for this story or that, while building a larger narrative in the background (maybe). At any rate, while the first volume of the series consists of only two stories, this one has far more and a greater concern with fleshing out the picture of the future. There are wonderful pages crammed with images and jokes, especially at the religion expo. Mostly, what I like about this series is that, while it's certainly cynical about the ability of man to transcend his animal nature and greed, it's also weirdly gleeful about giving in to base desires. Spider can both criticize and indulge, often with regard to the same thing, and while this makes him a hypocrite, it also makes him much more amiable and likable.

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