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We found 28 Reddit comments about Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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28 Reddit comments about Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street:

u/fiftypoints · 19 pointsr/comics

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson.

Available from Vertigo.

u/Tigertemprr · 15 pointsr/DCcomics
u/centipededamascus · 8 pointsr/comicbooks
u/zscan · 7 pointsr/graphicnovels

I would start with finished non-superhero series. There are great superhero comics or story arcs, but imho it's more difficult to recommend something. So I'd start by recommending Chew and Transmetropolitan. Another favorite of mine is "I Hate Fairyland" by Skottie Young. The thing that brought me to comics was Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I also really like The Incal by Jodorowsky/Moebius. Those last two are great, but maybe not for everyone going into comics. The graphic novel with the most impact on me was probably Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.

u/Iamlibrarian · 7 pointsr/ImageComics

Well, it's not sword-and-sorcery type of story, but the futuristic Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis tells the story of an investigative journalist that works to get a corrupt politician out of office, and finds out the alternative is so much worse.

u/debonairflair · 7 pointsr/graphicnovels

Here's a few off the top of my head!

u/Tammy_Tangerine · 6 pointsr/MegaManlounge

I read graphic novels/comic books pretty regularly. I'm not much for Marvel or super hero stories though. If you want a few things that are slightly different, check these out. Granted, I haven't gotten through the whole series on some of these yet. Some of these books are new enough that they are still actively being written. However, I still want to recommend the following because whatever I did read impressed me pretty well, with both writing and art.

I'm giving you Amazon links so you can see some of the artwork on these books.

I want to warn you about Preacher, but I don't want to say too much. I still recommend this series.

I think that's good for now... :D

OH! And lastly, if you're like: oh, these books look cool, but I'm not sure if I want to spend the money checking them out just yet, your local library might have a selection of graphic novels. I know here in NYC, our library system has a HUGE selection of comics, your library might too!

u/Tyr_Kovacs · 4 pointsr/graphicnovels

Transmetropolitan: 10 parts of awesome cyberpunk by Warren Ellis

Maus: a stand alone emotional smackdown about the holocaust.

Preacher: 10 parts of religious Americana as a group of dark characters go on a literal quest to find God. (Very different to and IMO much better than the Amazon series)

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil: 1 part, Simple but beautiful art that tells a deeply personal story of a man struggling with chaos in an ordered world.

Freakangels: Another Warren Ellis 10 parter, a slow burn story of young people with powers struggling through a devastated world.

Kingdom Come: A one part "what if" style DC comics story with eye popping art and heavy themes.

Watchmen: The first of the grim and gritty superhero stories and still one of the most relentlessly bleak. (Much better than the movie adaptation)

u/imnaked0 · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I'm going to be lame and post the amazon links because I don't know any "review" sites; Some of few I've read and loved:

Y The Last Man

Transmetropolitan -never finished, but loved and plan to re-read

Chew- read/have the first 3 omnibi(omnibus'?), it's incredible

The Wicked and The Divine- have/read the first 4 volumes, the art and story are phenomenal .

Preacher-never finished but it's damn good.


The list could go on, but I want to get beer, so...

u/feman0n · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
  • First and foremost, Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. Really, pick up the first volume.. and then I dare you to stop reading.

  • Everything Warren Ellis touches generally turns to gold, but I especially loved his Transmetropolitan series. Science fiction, anarchy, general badassery.. fantastic all around.

  • Ghost World has been mentioned, and while I liked that, I thought David Boring was a superior work from Clowes.

  • Just picked up The Unwritten, a new series by Mike Carey. After finishing the first volume, it looks pretty promising.

  • Demo was dark and angsty, but in a good way.

  • Marvel 1602 was a really interesting take on superheroes.. and again, penned by Gaiman. He fucking rules. Oh, and another Gaiman favourite of mine: Books of Magic.. Gaiman knows the right way to write John Constantine.

    Edit: Also, you might want to give manga (asian graphic novels) a try! Good ones to get started with are Death Note and Bleach. I also liked xxxHolic (though I never finished the series), and the anime film for Akira was amazing so I can only imagine that the manga would be just as good -- if not better!
u/OKAH · 3 pointsr/Cyberpunk

Can someone help me, I'm not a huge comic guy but i;ve wanted to read transmetropolitan for ages (after being recommended it numerous times)

Is this really the "full story" or just one comic book in a series?

Or do I Start with this one?


u/Allaun · 3 pointsr/softwaregore

For those that don't know, The comic is Transmetropolitan

u/bignutloads · 3 pointsr/neoliberal
u/drock45 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks
u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/graphicnovels

There's The Invisibles by Grant Morrison, one of my personal favorites but definitely on the weird side. -

The Sandman books which are easily the most compelling modern mythology that have been put down in comic form -

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, frequently called the best sci-fi graphic novel ever, and I tend to agree with that -

And if you want a really strange series I'd suggest trying to find a copy of Jodorowsky's The Metabarons. Another one of my favorites, and his most accessible story (the man is a genius but he also appears to be completely insane until you get acquainted with the stuff he's done) but still, it's like Shakespeare meets connan the barbarian filtered through DBZ, fastened to a rocket made out of Warhammer 40k and shot into the sun.

u/mogar01 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Introduction to Comics

How to Get Into Comic Books (13:40) | Patrick Willems

Consider your intent/commitment. Think about your favorite shows, movies, books, etc. Reading primarily for enjoyment or encyclopedic knowledge? Collecting? Have the time/resources to read 50 or 500 comics per character?

Don’t try to read everything at once. There’s too much. Forget about catching up, continuity, universes, etc. for now. Older comics can be an acquired taste for modern audiences, so they aren’t necessarily ideal starting points. Writers change often, characters get re-worked, and origins are re-told. Remember, there are many great characters, creators, publishers, etc. to explore.

Pick an interesting character/team and seek their most popular/acclaimed stories. Focus on self-contained, complete stories in one corner of the universe. There will be unexplained references/characters, just persevere or Wiki. Don’t let the tangled web of shared-universe comics overwhelm you. Think of it like solving a jigsaw puzzle one small piece at a time until you finally see the big picture.

Discover your preferences and let them guide you. Don’t get stuck preparing/over-analyzing, just start reading. Do you like/dislike old/new comics? Specific writers/genres? Cartoony/realistic art? Familiar/weird concepts? References/self-contained? All-ages/mature content? Follow these instincts. Didn’t understand a reference? Maybe read that next.

Acquire/Buy comics:

u/LaverniousJames · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday! <333

The fact that it is the weekend and that Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow makes me happy. >:D

My favorite food varies month to month. But, at this point, probably Parmesan Twists. :DD

Here is the item from the WL. I have always wanted to read it. :3

Have a good day! :D

u/PitifulAntagonist · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

If you are willing to consider trades then maybe the better way to ease into them is to read series that you couldn’t feasibly get single issues anymore even if money wasn’t an issue. Series like Marvel’s Alias (not related to the J. J. Abrams show of the same name), Punisher Max (Think Secret Service but better and it has nothing to do with superheroes), Y the last man (one of the best books ever written), Preacher (I have a feeling it will either be too dated or too dark and messed up for your liking but it is one of the most imporant indie series ever writen), Transmetropolitan (same as Preacher but in a Sci Fi setting), Scalped, and 100 Bullets. You really only can get these series as trades at this point. You wouldn’t be any less of a comic collector reading them as trade because no one but those who were there at their start could have read them in single issues.

As far as series that are coming out now that you should be reading, take the advice of everyone else has given you. Get in on Saga, Manhattan Projects and the others now because we don’t normally have this many amazing indie series all coming out at once and I can’t imagine new ones will continue to pop up like they have. Get in on everything now because there is no telling if anything in the future will be as good as what we currently have.

u/pixel1 · 2 pointsr/geek

I'm not sure if these will interest you, but the comics that got me into... comics are these:

u/CaveatLusor · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Fair warning my tastes run to the non cape and stuff outside the "Big 2"

Fell, Transmetropolitan, The Authority all by Warren Ellis

Empire - Mark Waid

Preacher, The Boys - Garth Ennis

Absolution - Christos Gage

Incognito - Ed Brubaker

Powers - Brian Michael Bendis, to a lesser degree

off the top of my head

u/JakeRoc · 2 pointsr/videos
u/dick122 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

And Transmetropolitan. That's the only other one I could think of off the top of my head that hadn't already been mentioned.

u/furhart · 1 pointr/comicbooks

Image and Vertigo are probably my favorite publishers, the diversity of their publications is insane.

I highly recommend the following:

1- Scud: The Disposable Assassin: A one-time use robot assassin tries to stay alive by paying his target's hospital bills. Pure 90s craziness.

2- Transmetropolitan: A journalist is forced out of retirement to go back to covering the news of the city he left behind. Cyberpunk goodness with loads of crazy characters and more 90s insanity.

3- Superman: The World of Krypton: Hear me out on this one, yes it's named after 'Krypton', as in THE Krypton. Superman's home planet. This book is a collection of stories that revolve around Krypton, its inhabitants and its past; they were collected from various superman comics written over the years. It's an interesting and fantastic read with almost no superhero-ing to speak of.

u/Rizzlamuerte · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Only four Books:

The Box Man - Kobo Abe didn't really like it. Strange book.

King Rat - China Mieville

Damned - Chack Palahniuk

Ich habe die Unschuld kotzen sehen - Dirk Bernemann

I also read Transmetropolitan - Warren Ellis It' a Comic/Graphic Novel I read the whole series except for Issue 0. I also read a lot The Sandman - Neil Gaiman Not the whole series but almost. And I always enjoy Stories from Don Rosa.

Recommendations: Bukowski.

u/mi-16evil · 1 pointr/blankies


You can get the first volume for like $12 on Amazon (company that never did anything wrong)

u/MoopleDoople · 1 pointr/graphicnovels

Habibi by Craig Thompson (and Blankets, for that matter). A visually stunning story of 2 child slaves attempting to reconnect and survive, set in an approximately modern, unnamed 3rd world country. Very much an exploration of sex and love.

The Invisibles by Grant Morrison. Incredibly strange story of a group of 90's counter-culture anarchists looking to overthrow the literal dark forces that are attempting to control the world. Something of a "What if every conspiracy theory was true?" It sounds right up your alley, as it explores class, race, gender, and sexuality through the group's unique perspective. It has a little bit of a slow roll, but begs to be picked up after around 100 pages. I've linked the omnibus, which is a bit unwieldy, so you may prefer to collect it by volumes.

Black Hole by Charles Burns. A physically deforming STD begins to infect high school students in a suburban town. This book is an uneasy, beautiful reflection of high school cruelty.

Epileptic by David B. A sad autobiography of growing up with an epileptic brother who does not get the medical attention he needs. The book is translated from French and takes place in small town France. David B. pulls no punches, this story is honest and heart-breaking, interesting not only for the stark look at a misunderstood disorder, but for the brutal confrontation with David's childhood.

I'll also second Asterios Polyp and Transmetropolitan.

u/BestCaseSurvival · 1 pointr/DaystromInstitute

> As for cryogenic survivors (of which there may be many, since it was a "fad" and it apparently worked in at least two cases that we know of, excluding the 37s), there are undoubtedly social workers who are kept very busy helping "foreigners" adapt to 24th-century Federation life. You might get an apartment and replicator and a handful of transporter credits, and then your case worker meets with you regularly to help you determine what you want to do with your life.

Unrelated to Trek, the excellent graphic novel Transmetropolitan covers what this looks like in a society with Federation-level matter editation but without the refined social philosophy to turn post-scarcity technology into a post-scarcity society.

Revivals are unfrozen, their brains repaired with nanobots, new bodies cloned for them, and then when they realize what it's actually like to wake up in a post-cyberpunk transhumanist future, their minds break and get put in halfway houses and ignored.