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Reviews of Transmetropolitan: Spider's Thrash (2002)

Review by mrdude (2005-02-15)
Somewhat of a segue into the final chapters of the series.

Spider has been kicked out of the word but that doesn't really seem to slow him down much. This is not the best volume in the series. At times I felt like it spent to much time on side stories. Still it's worth reading in my opinion and really can't be skipped over if one wishes to finish the series.


(Review also posted at the IBDof)

Review by Oneiros (2003-03-20)
Ellis brings Spider's frantic, hilarious and agonizing search for the Truth to a dramatic close and proves his mastery of storytelling, all the while vindicating the graphic novel format against it's detractors; here is the most poignant political satire in science fiction after Norman Spinrad; read it and weep for the state of the art in the rest of contemporary literature, but also for the state of affairs in our world today.

..Sadly, life imitates art, as recent events continue to show, but only it's villains -like the Smiler and the Beast- seem to have real-life counterparts.

Spider Jerusalem, where are you when we need you?




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