"Sometimes weird things
happen to people. Ask Jake. He may tell you about the night he and his
friends saw the strange light in the sky. He may even tell you about
what happened when they realized the "light" was only a plan -- from
another planet. Here's where Jake's story gets a little weird. It's
where they're told that the human race is under attack -- and given the
chance to fight back.
Now Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, and Marco
have the power to morph into any animal they choose. And they must use
that power to outsmart an evil that is greater than anything the world
has ever seen..."
"The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses
is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end
of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has
ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico
on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams
are paid for in blood"
"Seven years before The
Amazing Adventures of Kavelier and Clay, Rick Veitch married the
larcenous history of the comics business to the outrageous themes and
characters of his infamous Brat Pack universe, creating one of the most
startling and uncompromising visions of the super-hero archetype ever
put to paper."
A warning up front,
this review is an overview of the entirety of Transmetropolitan and contains
minor spoilers and plot points from throughout the series’ run. If you don’t
want to have the series spoiled I’ll leave you here with my basic thoughts.
is a fantastic piece of work. With hilarious characters and a wild, anarchic
sense of humour but also a lot of genuine heart.
cyberpunk style is given substance by an intelligent politically fueled
narrative that any comics fan should check out some time.
Now, if you’re
already familiar with the series or aren’t too concerned about spoilers, we can
continue to the main review…