, Back on the StreetBook - 2009
In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients -- humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.
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VaughanPLLonnie May 08, 2018
It is striking, and unnervingly eerie, how accurately this graphic novel forecast our postmodern lives, 20 years ago. Filled with swears and cautionary tales, I was truly impressed with how its frenetic pace -- to reflect our current society's velocity -- and its sordid satirical tone ventures in... Read More »
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In the first volume of the series, we get introduced to Spider Jerusalem in the most peaceful time of his life. An unfinished book contract compels him to return to his old role of journalist and to The City. Here, with his subtle powers of persuasion, manages to find a job with an editor as a columnist.
Throughout this volume, we learn about the bizarre super-consumerist, hyper-technological energy of The City. Humans transitioning into aliens, entangled political conspiracies, Absurdist TV shows, and religions made by the hour are just some of the stories that Spider Jerusalem deals with in his journalistic journey to dig through the bullshit of this world.
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