Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Topher's Recommending...

DC's new editions of Transmetrolitan begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.

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.

Topher says:
"Transmetropolitan’s main character is based off of Hunter S. Thompson, except he’s the distant future, fighting the government with a weapon known as a 'bowel disruptor'. If you haven’t been convinced yet, (which, I mean, c’mon…) take my word for it that this is one of the most entertaining graphic novel series that I have ever read. The writing is brash and crass, but is also surprisingly poignant. The artwork is dynamic, easy to follow, and never boring. A truly great read for both hardcore comics fans and newcomers to the medium."

Bone is the incredible comic book saga of the unwitting hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.

The Bone adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger - and special new friendships - they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

In Out From Boneville, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley where they come face to face with...

Topher says:
"At times cheerfully lighthearted, at times hauntingly dark, Bone is a thrilling read for both young and adult readers. The story immediately draws you in with a fun story about three plucky heroes, and keeps you invested with an intricate story involving well-developed characters and a thoroughly detailed universe. Jeff Smith’s talents both as a writer and artist are truly special."

Set in our modern-day real world, Ex Machina tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing superhero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually tiring of risking his life merely to help maintain the status quo, Mitchell retires from masked crime-fighting and runs for Mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide! But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city's history! Suggested For Mature Readers.

Topher says:
"Do you ever wonder how your favorite superhero would perform in other professions? In Ex Machina, Mitchell Hundred, known by his superhero alter ego 'The Great Machine', has hung up his costume in order to pursue another ambition: running for mayor of New York City. Brian K. Vaughan’s quirky imagination and completely unique voice make this series a fantastically fresh take on the superhero genre."

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