Year Five: Shut It Down.
Things look bad for outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem. He’s lost his job and everything he owns. He’s been diagnosed with an untreatable and almost certainly terminal brain infection. And he’s being hunted by professional assassins dispatched by a vengeful and implacable president of the United States of America.
But Spider’s spirit is buoyant, and his heart is glad. Why? Because he and his filthy assistants have picked up the trail of corruption and deceit that the president has left behind. Because all of those murderous loose ends are finally coming together. And because Spider has the truth on his side and nothing left to lose.
In the end, only one of these battle-scarred beasts will be left standing. But will either of them actually walk away from their epochal showdown alive?
Acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Castlevania, The Wild Storm) and artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Happy!) file their final dispatch from a disturbingly familiar future in Transmetropolitan Book Five, collecting issues #49-60 of their cauterizingly caustic series.
About the Author
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of Transmetropolitan, Planetary, The Authority, and the writer and co-creator of the graphic novel RED, which was the basis of two major motion pictures. He is also the author of the NYT-bestselling novels Gun Machine and Crooked Little Vein. His newest publication is the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector, from FSG Originals.
His awards and recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the Eagle Awards Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.
Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.
Darick Robertson is a veteran comic artist who has worked at DC Comics and Marvel for nearly twenty years. He broke into the mainstream drawing Justice League for DC and went on to work for Marvel where he penciled titles including Wolverine, Spider-Man, and most notably the New Warriors. Robertson is best known as the artist / co-creator of the Eisner Award-winning series Transmetropolitan with writer Warren Ellis, which was hailed by Wired magazine as "The Graphic Novel of the Decade." He is currently working on an edgy new monthly series entitled The Boys for WildStorm with writer Garth Ennis.