Posts Tagged ‘Transmetropolitan’
Seeing the recent Geek Pride post put up by our own Katie Fairfield I thought I should weigh in with my find online. It may be a little easier than Geekigami but the results are still the same, very fun indeed. The original templates which spawned the idea are from Chris Beaumont, however many other guest […]
Before I go further this needs to be made perfectly clear, this is not for the casual reader of graphic novels or somebody who is easily offended. The violence is extremely over the top, in almost the first panel you see 'Wee Hughie' holding the severed and bloody hands of his girlfriend. However even this pales in comparison to the treatment of a young female superhero trying to join ‘The Seven’ (a direct parody of The Justice League), which has to be seen to be believed.
The brainchild of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan” throws a lot of people with its name. Several people apparently believe it has something to do with metro-sexuality and present day New York. This could not be further from the truth, and if you have not heard or indeed read this graphic novel, do it. I cannot give it higher praise, being a huge fan of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Considering the number of graphic novel reviews I’m doing that are under the ‘Vertigo’ label, I feel that I should be on their pay roll (I swear I’m not). It’s just that all the series they produce, I really like. Whether it’s “100 bullets”, “Y: The Last Man”, “DMZ” or “Transmetropolitan”, they have one thing in common, they are exceedingly well written and drawn.
So, why am I reviewing Young Liars? A series that many people, it seems, still don’t know about it. Well, it’s because it has me confused, conflicted. In other series such as DMZ or Transmetropolitan I’ve associated with the characters and enjoy how they are portrayed. I enjoy their style and their writing; I really want to read more. Young Liars is different, because its author, David Lapham (Creator of Stray Bullets), has managed to create an air of suspense. I now have questions that won’t go away and I must ...