Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street

Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street
By Warren Ellis (writer) and Darick Robertson with Jerome K. Moore, Keith Aiken, Dick Giordano, Ray Kryssing, Kim DeMulder, Rodney Ramos and Geoff Darrow (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 1998; new edition released March 2009

New Edition:
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401220843

Cover price: $7.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563894459

Synopsis from publisher:

DC’s new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN 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.


This publication is the first in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan, which was originally published by DC Comics’ imprint Helix. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. The cover for the new edition was illustrated by Geoff Darrow and was originally used for the cover of issue #1.

The original edition (right) only collected issues #1 to #3. In March 2009, DC Comics will begin re-formatting the way the Transmetropolitan comic book series has been collected. The new edition of this publication collects issues #1 to #6. Issues #4 to #6 were originally collected in the original edition of Transmetropolitan Vol. 2: Lust for Life.


  1. Transmetropolitan #1 (1997)
  2. Transmetropolitan #2 (1997)
  3. Transmetropolitan #3 (1997)
  4. Transmetropolitan #4 (1997) [in new edition only]
  5. Transmetropolitan #5 (1998) [in new edition only]
  6. Transmetropolitan #6 (1998) [in new edition only]

Bonus Materials:

  1. Introduction by Garth Ennis

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Posted on December 13, 2008, in DC Comics/Helix, DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Transmetropolitan and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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