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The final volume in the saga of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem written by comics superstar Warren Ellis.At last, it’s the final showdown between Spider and the absolutely corrupt President of the United States in this new printing of the finale to the classic dystopian saga from Vertigo....

Title : Transmetropolitan, Vol. 10: One More Time
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ISBN : 9781401202170
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Transmetropolitan, Vol. 10: One More Time Reviews

  • Patrick
    2019-04-23 22:51

    When I grow up, I want to be Spider Jerusalem.

  • Sesana
    2019-05-19 01:48

    This is it, the end of the road for Transmet, and Callahan, and Spider. Maybe Ellis fooled me, but I had the distinct feeling while reading this that he'd had much of the ending planned from very early on in the series. There are so many little things that come back around to have an impact, large or small. Or maybe he's just really good at juggling details on the fly, I don't know. Callahan's fall was satisfying, even if one element had been done before. I especially loved watching regular background character Robert McX come into his own, and the anchorwoman (whose name, if she even had one, I can't recall) who turned the camera on the troops trying to intimidate her out of telling the news. The look on her face is priceless. Spider's personal ending is unexpected, and definitely caught me by surprise. It makes the whole book feel complete and finished, but also like the world itself isn't finished. I read the newer release, which includes the I Hate It Here and Filth of the City specials. Each one is presented as excerpts from Spider's books, a few paragraphs per page with full size illustrations from various artists. It's the most you'll get of Spider's actual writing in one place. The quality here varies a bit, but the voice never does. It's Spider through and through.It's the last trade, and I'm not sure I've gotten around to Robertson's art. The simple fact of the matter is that I don't think anyone else could have been nearly as good at illustrating the world of Transmet as Robertson was. His art is very detailed and incredibly expressive, and the tone is always exactly what the book needs. This is one of those cases where the success of the book is entirely a joint effort. It's jarring to realize that this book is ten years old. It doesn't feel it. It's every bit as timely as it was when Ellis first wrote it. I hope that, ten years from now, it won't be quite as timely. But I wouldn't bet much money on it.

  • Ivan
    2019-04-28 03:09

    This is the end of the road, and what a crazy ride it was.Dark, satirical and hilarious, it's one of the best graphic novels I read and now it's over.Spider you insane bastard I will miss you.

  • Benoit Lelièvre
    2019-05-07 23:08

    I give the final volume of TRANSMETROPOLITAN five stars based on three principles: 1) This series is a required reading for young and feeble minds in the age where spectacle and real issues have become indistinguishable. 2) It goes back to the series' roots of breaking down the power of media in entertaining and unforceful ways and 3) there actually is over 100 pages of bonus material in my edition so it's cool.But what have I thought of TRANSMETROPOLITAN's ending? It was all right. Maybe the final confrontation with the Smiler was a bit of a wet firecracker, but unlike Vol. 7 to 9 it had substance. Warren Ellis stopped biding his time and making Spider do stupid, self-destructive crap for the hell of it. TRANSMETROPOLITAN is one of these stories that ignores that it's great. It's probably a tad too long for what it is (I would've stripped it it 6 or 8 volumes), but it made me believe the system can still be overthrown again and sensitized me to the power of media in a way I haven't been before.Should you pay for all the volumes like I did? Maybe, but I suggest you do it only if you like comic books more than I do. Was it worth reading? Oh hell yeah. I'll probably read the entire thing again a couple more times. It must take not much longer than half a way to read from cover to cover.

  • HFK
    2019-04-28 00:57

    I say goodbye to this perfection with a satisfied brilliancy that the ending brought to my pleasurable journey. Thank you Warren Ellis, thank you.

  • Joni
    2019-05-20 04:11

    Fin del viaje por el universo fatídico de Transmetropolitan con un cierre perfecto. No voy a dar muchos detalles pero todo lo que pasa está muy bien, incluso el suspenso de las últimas escenas encuadran en lo que fue toda la tirada de 60 entregas y para completar este volumen final dos extras, I hate it here y Filth of the city que serían como un libro de trayectoria, cada página o doble página dibujada por un artista distinto, una galería de nombres de primera línea que son el moño de uno de los cómics más importantes del ultimo año.

  • Jedi JC Daquis
    2019-04-24 03:05

    This review will not go into the political theses that the whole series is shoving into its readers, for it may take a very, very long essay just for me to express how much Transmetropolitan reflects the political landscape, its limitations and how much more complex reality is. Transmetropolitan for the most part captures all the stench that us people would simply not smell, the ugly details in our own city and the scandals that might have transpired in our governement that we immediately forget because we are more interested in other things like, the next episode of a tv series, or cute cats, or what would our next profile picture would be like.I will give a review therefore on the technical details of the comics, and how each of its details affected my appreciation towards the material.First, I want to say that Warren Ellis is a brilliant writer, not just a comic book writer, but a writer writer. He can be able to sustain a reader's interest in his prose, even though there are many times that I felt that he is just saying the same things over and over. He also have these over-the-hedge array of random words, that when put together, crafts one nasty picture that only a deranged mind can concoct. He is the real Spider Jerusalem.Darick Robertson's art is as equally nasty as Ellis' writing. He made Spider a dirty bastard with inexplicable charm, his filthy assistants sexy, useful and filthy, and the Smiler oozing of political deceit. His use of bright colors and a highly contrasted palette exacerbates the violence, rowdiness and ugliness of the futuristic dystopian City. What Ellis says, Robertson shows. It is a dirty, beautiful tandem.The story on the other hand meanders at the middle of the series, picking up steam on the sevenrh or eight volume. I elt that Transmetropolitan could be better told in fewer issues. But this comment of course is highly subjective. I binged-read the whole series in two weeks, cramming everything into my brain a story that took the original issues years to tell. So I'm just warning you guys that Transmetropolitan is better experienced in small doses.The ending is what I expected it to be, happy with a sprinkle of sadness, as how many Vertigo series of that era has ended (I'm talking about Y The Last Man, Scalped ans Preacher) - a male protagonist too tired for the action but not completely retired, content to live in some place with grass and trees.Just a spoler here: I really, really wished to see Spider using his Bowel Disruptor on the president, in its highest setting, with all the details and splatters displayed in all of its brown glory, (pretty sick, eh?) but I didn't get that. How sad.I cannot imagine at first that I will read a journalism-themed comic book until the end, but Transmetropolitan is just that good. Read this one and it is like you are reading the real news.

  • Negativni
    2019-05-19 04:01

    Uh! Ovo je bilo veliko razočarenje..Transmetropolitan sam počeo čitati nakon odličnog Y: The Last Man series koji me iznenadio složenom radnjom i kvalitetom kojom je napisan. Tražio sam nešto "slično" a Transmetropolitan je iskakao na sve strane pa sam njega uzeo čitati. Transmetropolitan naravno nije sličan Y: The Last Manu, nego možda Lobou, ako se dobro sjećam tog stripa, tu mislim ponajviše na "ultranasilje" kako to Amerikanci vole reći. Glavni lik Transmetropolitana je Spider koji je pljunuti Hunter S. Thompson likom i djelom, ali uz to i unatoč recikliranju ideja strip je ipak donio i neku svježinu na scenu. Ima tu i dobrog humora, ismijavanja fanatizma pa čak i nekih zanimljivih futurističkih koncepta kojih se ne bi postidio ni neki hard sf roman. No problem je što mi se čini da se onda sve počelo ponavljati, a već mi je 4. dio bio pomalo naporan zbog previše pojednostavljenog političkog sustava iako je to bila glavna tema i zaplet tog dijela pa sam nakon toga stao sa čitanjem serijala. Nakon toga sam se bacio na čitanje drugih razvikanih stripova koje sam propustio i otkrivanje novog francuskog vala koji me oduševio.Onda je nedavno izašlo hrvatsko skupno izdanje "Transmetropolitan 5: Još jednom", za koje sam ja greškom mislio da je Transmetropolitan, Vol. 5: Lonely City tako da sam nenamjerno, ali kako se sada pokazalo - srećom, preskočio nekoliko dijelova i uzeo čitati sam kraj serijala (9. i 10. dio) i već mi je odpočetka bilo naporno. Smetalo mi je pre-pre-pretjerivanje sa svime. Čak mi je i Spider postao jako iritantan. I jednostavno nisam to mogao čitati. Što je najgore osjećao sam se (opet) prestar za ta sranja... i skoro opet odustao od stripova, ali srećom nakon toga sam posudio Perzepolis jedan od najboljih stripova koje sam pročitao...

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-05-04 22:45

    Spider and the Smiler meet up for a final "interview" and the fate of Spider and his brain disease is revealed.Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson end the series in the tone of the books that went before it, with the kind of bravado and knack for compelling storytelling readers have come to expect from this duo and "One More Time" is a fitting end to this brilliant character.I will say that I felt the showdown with Spider and Smiler, while satisfying, was a bit uninventive in how Spider brings Smiler down - it's a trick that he pulled on the President earlier in the series when he was campaigning and I felt the Smiler's confessions to be a bit drawn out and overlong. And also, if he'd gone that far and was literally holding a gun to Spider's head, why not pull the trigger?That was maybe my only problem with the book, otherwise its righteous words and politics echo through the years, 10 now since it ended, with the same potency as when they were written. And the series holds up really well, I enjoyed this second reading of the series as much as the first time.The little details are hilarious too. Throughout the series there have been little messages of "Free Steve Chung" on the sidewalk screens and in the final issue is a newspaper headline with "Steve Chung Freed!". Spider's garden also spells out "F*** YOU" when looked at from an aerial vantage, and the border guard from issue 1 gets his comeuppance.It ends in the best way possible, I won't spoil it, but it's brilliant and makes me wish Ellis and Robertson would return to do another series with Spider. If you've never read "Transmetropolitan" (and why would you be reading a review of the last book in the series if you haven't?) or, like me, it's been years since you read it, pick it up again and treat yourself to some quality, original comics fare.Spider, you degenerate - I love you. Thanks Warren and Darick for this amazing series!

  • Craig
    2019-05-22 01:54

    Great, fitting end to an ultimately brilliant series. I don't know why it took me so long to get to this, since Ellis is one of my favorite writers, but I'm glad I did. Amazingly prescient throughout--the story of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem vs. "the Smiler," a psychotic president, has some amazing parallels to what's going on around us daily, with each new outrage of the Trump administration. Hopefully, there's someone out there to take on the Spider role in the current battle, too. A couple of the best final pages of any series, too. Really, really good and very highly recommended!

  • Chris (The Genre Fiend)
    2019-05-05 01:57

    Personally, I couldn't have asked for a better ending.

  • Michelle Morrell
    2019-05-07 23:48

    I am incapable of writing this review without spoilers. So, be warned.Thank you, Mr. Ellis. Thank you for giving Spider the best possible outcome that fucker could ever deserve. In the sun, his ladies doting on him as he tinkers in his garden, quiet and at peace. Not dead. Not dying, but living, on his terms in his own time, like the glorious bastard he is.Incredibly satisfying wrap up as the baddies fall and the good guys STAY ALIVE!The back half of this volume includes a sampling of Spider's columns. Funny and painful and insightful, beautifully written, I would follow his writing anywhere, any when, were he a real person. Spider is my hero, I wish I'd read these back when I was majoring in journalism. I did okay with my column in the school paper, but now I know I could have done better. I keep my pair of red and green geometric glasses in my jewelry box, even knowing my amply curvy girl bod will never be able to cosplay them.Read during the October 2015 24-hour Read-a-thon.

  • Artemy
    2019-05-12 01:09

    That was awesome. Oh man. I can't believe I resisted for so long and at first hated this series. It is brilliant. And the ending is absolutely perfect.It is a bit surprising to see such a long-running comic to not loose its pace and momentum until the very last page. Bravo, Mr. Ellis, bravo, Mr. Robertson.

  • Becky
    2019-04-28 20:48

    Well ended. I really enjoyed this series. Spider is a horrible, wonderful man.

  • Titas
    2019-04-25 01:47

    A fitting finale.Detailed review soon (maybe)

  • Jeraviz
    2019-05-19 00:05

    Haciendo una valoración general, es una obra maestra. Por los temas que trata, por cómo lo trata y porque a pesar de los años sigue vigente lo que critica, por desgracia. Harían falta muchos Spider Jerusalem hoy en día para salvarnos de la situación en la que está metido el mundo en la actualidad.

  • Joshua
    2019-04-30 22:47

    This was an great and perfect end to an amazing series. Got nothing else. Read the fucker.

  • William Blake
    2019-05-17 20:44

    Spider Jerusalem is an intensely appealing anti-hero in the comics world; without superpowers other than an energetic disregard for propriety and a monumental tolerance for intoxicants, he battles a corrupt government in a hyper-urban environment with the help of his filthy assistants. Seriously: what's not to love? He's as gritty as Batman but much funnier. He's as out there as Cole's most outrageous runs on Plastic Man, but grittier. Get it? But this really is the sort of book perfectly suited to the graphic novel genre; the art (by Darick Robertson) compliments Ellis consistently hyperbolic writing/dialogue, and the story moves quickly without ever being sufficiently breathless to cause the reader to move too speedily from panel to panel. I particularly like how, in this series, Ellis feels periodically free to dwell on the back-story of citizens in the city, taking time to establish the scene somewhat distant from the protagonist's central tale. This is the sort of book to own in trade paperbacks, as it's imminently worth periodic re-reading. I would rate this as amongst the best of Ellis' work, better certainly than the Authority (which I liked, but probably wouldn't revisit with much regularity) or his run on Hellblazer.

  • Robin
    2019-04-24 02:55

    I love the way they ended this series. I will say no more, lest I give something away.Reread the whole series over a weekend in 2015. So damn good. It's funny. I first started reading Transmet in 2000 because my then-boyfriend was super into it. (I still consider Transmet to be one of the only good things I got out of that relationship.) But it was an incredible experiment to reread the whole series in a few days in 2015, over a decade after this last trade paperback was released. Reading the first volume just weeks after the 2000 presidential election, as a college freshman... was very different than reading it now, as a damn grownup with kids and whatnot. At the same time, it did remind me of what it was like to be that college freshman-- I'm not sure I would have picked up the book at this point in my life if I didn't already have a history with it. That combination of anger and optimism and gradually eroding naiveté, with a fun dash of look-how-well-I-curse-do-I-sound-grownup-yet?

  • Trin
    2019-04-22 00:54

    Okay, I have to take back all the mean things I said earlier this year about Warren Ellis. I still don’t get what the big deal withThe Authority is, or why his runs onIron Man orHellblazer are so great, but this—this I get. This I love. Spider Jerusalem is fucked up and sexy and brilliant—my first real comics crush in years (and guys with too many tattoos are going to have a much better chance with me until it wears off, so thank Ellis for that, boys). Channon and Yelena, his filthy assistants, are awesome, too, so check check check, you’ve got real characters that change and grow. And plot! Fantastic plot! Not to mention pretty superb world-building—I believe in this weird, technologically explosive, still basically self-involved vision of the future. This was the fun and insightful political reading I was looking for earlier in the year, and it’s too bad I had to wait for my friend to practically smack me over the head with it, but you don’t have to make the same mistake! No! Go read it now!

  • Erika
    2019-04-21 23:05

    This was an excellent ending to a fascinating and engaging series, one of the best science fiction stories I've read in a long time.If I were to have any quibble at all it would be that the final confrontation felt rushed but then everything felt rushed leading up to that point as things started happening faster and faster so it may be more that then anything. I found many of the themes in the book, as I saw them, fascinating. The importance of media and journalism in holding our leaders to task, the power individuals have in making a difference...if they are willing to pay the price, and how life just keeps moving on despite it all are just a few. For such a dark and at times depressing story there is a lot of hope, love and respect here as well. We don't' have to just accept the world as it is, we can make a change and it's worth it.

  • Reid
    2019-05-17 00:59

    Holy shit, what a series. It amazes me how much high quality content Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson pack into this fantastic series. Whether its expertly written dialogue, immersive art or charmingly terrible characters, Transmetropolitan always delievers.The final volume of Transmetropolitan had me hooked for sure; however I thought that volumes 8 and 9 were better overall. The build up to the climax throughout volumes 8 and 9 were more enjoyable than the ending itself.A fitting end to one of the best comics series ever, go out and read it. Cannot recommend it enough!

  • Donald Armfield
    2019-05-14 22:56

    This comic series is an insane world that Warren Ellis explains so engrossing. Darick Robertson the main artist really knows how to draw out the bizarre mind of Spider Jerusalem and the strange world that Warren Ellis brings us.The series is about a lunatic journalist who hates the world around him. The president is his main target who he tries to pretty much take a dump on. With his filthy assistants by his side its a read you will never forget

  • Aaron
    2019-05-07 21:01

    Granted I started reading this series a good 5 years after it had completed its run, but still, finishing this final volume knowing there's no more to come makes me sad. I can only reenter the City now by rereading previous volumes (which I'm sure I'll do). Everything about this series is perfect. The thoroughly-imagined world, the incomparable Spider Jerusalem, the harsh satire, and the punch-you-in-the-nuts art. Ellis turned journalism into an action movie.

  • Lionel
    2019-05-14 01:08

    This was an amazing run. It was written 15 years ago and everything said is still true. The Smiler kind of made me think of Donald Trump running for presidency. This is the kind of comics everybody should read

  • Jonas Cannon
    2019-04-26 01:43

    Easily the best comic book series I have ever read.

  • Chris Maurer
    2019-05-13 00:58

    one of the best ever

  • BellaGBear
    2019-04-27 02:43

    What an ending :D. Usually I am a bit disappointed with the ending of long series, but this one is good.Can't wait to read the whole thing again on actual paper this time.

  • Steven Guitink
    2019-05-20 04:07

    It is a very rare day when I give something 5 stars. To me, 5 stars means perfect, untouchable, completely flawless in every way. Usually there's a reason for that. Sometimes its because I'm in a good mood. Sometimes its because I've just mainlined liquified onion peels directly into my eyeballs. And sometimes it's because I genuinely think something is that good.What?.....the onion peels? It was a rough day. My Burmese Python had just eaten itself.Anyway Transmetropolitan.I'll admit, I share a lot of Spider Jerusalem's personality. We're both cynical, think very little of humanity as a collective whole and we're both disappointed by the fact that people continue to make the same mistakes over and over. But we also have a lot of faith in people. We want to see them be better, do better and try better. We fight for them even though the odds are so pathetically low. And for me that was what drew me into Transmetropolitan. Beneath the cynicism and stupidity, beneath a world that was willingly self-destructive was hope for humanity, a desire for a better world.The characters are a mixed bag. Spider himself is a prick. I don't know where some peopel got the idea that we're supposed to consider him the moral standard of the book. Yes his voice is the loudest but he's also an obnoxious, loudmouthed, drug-addled expy of Hunter S Thompson. But if anything I'd say that make him more sympathetic. If it was Superman saying all this stuff I could understand the issue. But Spider at his core is just like the rest of the world he inhabits. He's just more honest about it. Channon and Yelena (the filthy assistants) are a nice foil to Spider's activities. They are the Straight women to his Wild Card. Althugh if I had to nitpick, I would say that sometimes I felt they were underutilised but I chalk that up more to Spider being such a bombastic character. Anything was going to pale in comparison. Spider's editor is a surprisingly enjoyable character. He's the typical loudmouthed J Jonah type but he believes in Spider and more than that, he supports Spider, even to the point of not giving a fuck about the consequences. But the most human character I found was Mary the revival. Mary is effectively us, if we were thrown into the world. A normal person placed in circumstances she's unprepared for, could never be prepared for. And her story I think demonstrates Spider's and Ellis's more human side.The stories are also a mixed bag. None of them were bad or mediocre, but some do have more impact and are overall better than others. Some standouts include the stories about child prostitution, the confrontation with the beast and Spider's confrontation with the Smiler at a presidential conference.In my review of the Boys, I said that Darrick Robertson's art was hit and miss for me, but here its a definite hit. The bright colours and varied character designs help to flesh out a world that at its core is chaotic, directionless and aimless. Like I said, five stars is a rarity for me. But Transmetropolitan is one story that I think is flawless and anything I could complain about would be nitpicking. I'll admit that I gravitate towards stories like this, but its because despite the otherworldly nature of the setting, they feel more real. The characters feel like people, the setting resonates in many ways and the stories echo a lot of what history shows us, especially in our current politial climate.Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go snort powdered rhino wiener off a dead doberman's spine.

  • Clare Fitzgerald
    2019-04-26 04:10

    The tenth and final volume ofWarren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan graphic novel series isTransmetropolitan, Vol. 10: One More Time, which is a terrible title because every time I look at the cover of this volume I get Daft Punk’s song of the same name stuck in my head. Which, I suppose, is appropriate, because Spider Jerusalem is pretty punk and definitely daft. Despite the title it is a fantastic book and a fantastic end to the series. Spider defeats Callahan with THE POWER OF JOURNALISM, which is pretty much what we were expecting, but as always, whether it’s boring or not is in the execution, and the execution is pretty satisfying. It does make one wish that taking down a corrupt criminal president with THE POWER OF JOURNALISM happened a little faster in the real world rather than the slow-ass pace of Watergate or whatever the fucksticks is going on now (hoping and praying that whatever’s going on now actually does result in taking the president down eventually), but hey, the point of science fiction is to inspire us to envision a better future than our current tawdry realities. (Not that there are many ways in which Spider’s futureshock dystopia is better than our current tawdry realities; it’s more of a warning than an inspiration, I guess.) This volume is about twice as long as most of the others, but only half or maybe two-thirds of it is actually the story proper. Afterward there’s a series of little vignettes, mostly based on excerpts from I Hate It Here, Spider’s crankypants column for The Word, drawn by a variety of other comics writers. It’s fun seeing Spider and his filthy assistants rendered in all sorts of other folks’ styles, even as someone who’s not very familiar with other graphic novels and has no idea who these people are. I’m sure it’s even more fun if you recognize the other artists. Anyway, WHAT A DEPRESSINGLY TIMELY SERIES. It certainly makes me wish our current media institutions had more violently psychotic journalists, though, considering they’re up against increasingly violently psychotic politicians apparently. We should arm them all with bowel disruptors, just in case.Originally posted at To catch a president.