There’s very little that can be said about Transmetropolitan, the political cyberpunk comic from the late 90s starring heavily inked outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem, that hasn’t already been said — and probably said better. The series, written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson, counts among its fans Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, author Cory Doctorow and actor Patrick Stewart. It ended its run ten years ago, but is still gaining new followers, even today.
And now it’s back. “Susan [Auġér, Darick Robertson’s “webelf”] came to me with the idea,” says Pirate Press’ Chunk Kelly, the general production manager behind the Transmetropolitan art book, a charity project that brings back characters from the wildly popular series to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a group that protects the First Amendment rights of comics and its community, and the HERO Initiative, an organisation that helps comic book veterans through financial aid.