Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual
By Jamie Delano, Tom Peyer (writers), John McCrea and Andrew Chiu (artists)
Published by Desperado Publishing
Originally released September 2007

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Cover price: $15.99
Format: Soft cover, black & white, standard-size
ISBN 0979593921

Synopsis from publisher:

Television producer Bobbie Flint’s corporate bosses punish her with a transfer to a little-known division: a private high-security prison deep in the Florida Everglades. As the new warden, she must use her marketing skills to transform this hell on earth into something worse: a televised execution mill fueled by advertising and ratings. Bobbie’s success lands her at the feet of two formidable opponents – her leering boss and her own conscience – and into a lurid dead-end life of violence and sexual depravity.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Cruel and Unusual. All material in this publication has been written by Jamie Delano and Tom Peyer and illustrated by John McCrea.

The mini-series was originally published in color by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. It was collected and reprinted for the first time by Desperado Publishing in 2007.

Reprints:

  1. Cruel and Unusual #1 (1999)
  2. Cruel and Unusual #2 (1999)
  3. Cruel and Unusual #3 (1999)
  4. Cruel and Unusual #4 (1999)

Toxic Gumbo

Toxic Gumbo
By Lydia Lunch (writer) and Ted McKeever (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 1998

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Cover price: $5.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893479

Synopsis from publisher:

Legendary post-punk performance artist Lydia Lunch teams with artist Ted McKeever in this Vertigo one-shot. An outcast Cajun woman adept in the dark art of ‘swamp magic’ travels into the toxic stew of the Louisiana Bayou, searching for adventure, wisdom, and a safe haven. But her hallucinatory voyage of self-discovery yields a gruesome truth: In a poisoned world, purity isn’t necessarily a virtue.

Notes:

This publication is an original graphic novel. All material was written by Lydia Lunch and illustrated by Ted McKeever.

Reprints: N/A

Nevada

Nevada
By Steve Gerber (writer) and Phil Winslade with Steve Leialoha and Dick Giordano (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 1999

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Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563895188

Synopsis from publisher:

As a Las Vegas showgirl who performs onstage with her pet ostrich, Nevada’s greatest daily concerns are her stalking ex-boyfriend and the future of her job. But when a bizarre series of murders occur at the hotel that she works at, the street tough dancer suddenly finds herself thrust into the middle of a cosmic crisis. Now with her beloved ostrich by her side and a drunken mystic as her sage, Nevada must simultaneously deal with alternate dimensions and accidental time-travel as she tries to stop a celestial takeover of her hotel and world.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Nevada. All material in this publication was written by Steve Gerber and illustrated by Phil Winslade and Steve Leialoha, except for issues #5 and #6, which were illustrated by Winslade and Dick Giordano.

Reprints:

  1. Nevada #1 (1998)
  2. Nevada #2 (1998)
  3. Nevada #3 (1998)
  4. Nevada #4 (1998)
  5. Nevada #5 (1998)
  6. Nevada #6 (1998)

Jonny Double

Jonny Double
By Brian Azzarello (writer) and Eduardo Risso with Mark Chiarello (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2002

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Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898152

Synopsis from publisher:

In a noir story cloaked in deception and intrigue, broken-down San Francisco P.I. Jonny Double accepts a simple job to watch over a rich man’s rebellious daughter. But after being foolishly seduced by the girl he is being paid to keep tabs on, Jonny finds himself mixed up in a scheme to plunder an old bank account belonging to Al Capone. Once the heist is made, Double discovers that his entire case has been full of lies and now the only hard truth that he has is that he is going to die. By the critically-acclaimed creative and award winning team that brings you 100 BULLETS.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Jonny Double. All material in this publication was written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso. The cover was illustrated by Mark Chiarello and was originally used for the cover of issue #1.

Reprints:

  1. Jonny Double #1 (1998)
  2. Jonny Double #2 (1998)
  3. Jonny Double #3 (1998)
  4. Jonny Double #4 (1998)

Gangland

Gangland
By Peter Kuper, Dave Gibbons, Tayyar Ozkan, David Lloyd (writer/artist), Brian Azzarello, Doselle Young, Simon Revelstroke, Jamie Delano, Lucius Shepard, Darko Macan, Ed Brubaker, Scott Cunningham, Joe R. Lansdale, Rick Klaw, Richard Bruning (writers), Tim Bradstreet, Frank Quitely, Richard Corben, Randy DuBurke, James Romberger, Kilian Plunkett, Eric Shanower, Danijel Zezelj, Tony Salmons, and Mark Chiarello (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2000

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Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896087

Synopsis from publisher:

Mixing realism with humor, GANGLAND presents an entertaining and surreal look into the violent world of gangs and organized crime. These fourteen felonious tales of malice and duplicity explore the motivations of men uniting for illicit gain through violence, murder, and intimidation. Featuring made gangsters, suburban wannabes, and alien enforcers, this provocative book includes stories of a lonely hit man on a suicide mission, a mob informant’s deadly new life, and old-school retribution in New Russia.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book crime anthology mini-series Gangland. Issue #1 contained stories by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Tim Bradstreet, writer/artist Peter Kuper, writer Doselle Young and artist Frank Quitely, and writer/artist Dave Gibbons. Issue #2 contained stories by writer Simon Revelstroke and artist Richard Corben, writer Jamie Delano and artist Randy DuBurke, and writer Lucius Shepard and artist James Romberger. Issue #3 contained stories by writer Darko Macan and artist Kilian Plunkett, writer/artistTayyar Ozkan, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Eric Shanower, and writer Scott Cunningham and artist Danijel Zezelj. Issue #4 contained stories by writer/artist David Lloyd, writers Joe R. Lansdale & Rick Klaw and artist Tony Salmons, and writer Richard Bruning and artist Mark Chiarello. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Gangland #1 (1998)
  2. Gangland #2 (1998)
  3. Gangland #3 (1998)
  4. Gangland #4 (1998)

Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste

Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste
By Warren Ellis (writer), Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos with John Cassaday, James Romberger, Gary Erskine, Phil Jimenez, Lea Hernandez, Dave Johnson, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray, John Higgins, Marcelo Frusin, D’Israeli, Cliff Chiang, Frank Teran, Amanda Conner, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris & Jim Royal, Eduardo Risso, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, Bryan Talbot, Dave Taylor, Tim Bradstreet, Danijel Zezelj, David Mack, Paul Gulacy, Igor Kordey, Brian Wood, Colleen Doran, Javier Pulido, Jamie Tolagson, Jimmy Palmiotti, John McCrea, Matt Howarth, Michael Avon Oeming, Jacen Burrows, Phil Winslade, Steve Lieber, Jill Thompson, Brian Michael Bendis, Carla Speed McNeil, Eric Shanower, J. Scott Campbell & Richard Friend, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev, Klaus Janson, Guy Davis, Brandon Graham, Chris Weston, Cameron Stewart, Steve Pugh, Mark Buckingham, Paul Pope, Judd Winick, Kevin Maguire, Chris Sprouse, David Lloyd, Liam Sharpe, Michael William Kaluta, Justiniano, Yanick Paquette & Prentis Rollins, and Garry Leach (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2004

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202179

Synopsis from publisher:

TALES OF HUMAN WASTE completes the TRANSMETROPOLITAN library, collecting the two Prestige-format one-shots TRANSMETROPOLITAN: I HATE IT HERE and TRANSMETROPOLITAN: FILTH OF THE CITY, as well as the 8-page Christmas story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE 2. Written by Warren Ellis, this collection features a host of one and two-page pieces from comics’ finest artists illustrating excerpts from the Word columns of crazed outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem.

Notes:

This publication is the eleventh and final in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan and various spin-offs. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis.

Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Here features illustrations by John Cassaday, James Romberger, Gary Erskine, Phil Jimenez, Lea Hernandez, Dave Johnson, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray, John Higgins, Marcelo Frusin, D’Israeli, Cliff Chiang, Rodney Ramos, Frank Teran, Amanda Conner, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris & Jim Royal, Eduardo Risso, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, Bryan Talbot, Dave Taylor, Tim Bradstreet, Danijel Zezelj, David Mack, Paul Gulacy, Igor Kordey, Brian Wood, Colleen Doran, Javier Pulido, Jamie Tolagson, Jimmy Palmiotti, and John McCrea.

Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City features illustrations by Matt Howarth, Michael Avon Oeming, Jacen Burrows, Phil Winslade, Steve Lieber, Jill Thompson, Brian Michael Bendis, Carla Speed McNeil, Eric Shanower, J. Scott Campbell & Richard Friend, Rodney Ramos, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev, Klaus Janson, Guy Davis, Brandon Graham, Darick Robertson, Chris Weston, Cameron Stewart, Steve Pugh, Mark Buckingham, Paul Pope, Judd Winick, Kevin Maguire, Chris Sprouse & Prentis Rollins, David Lloyd, Liam Sharpe, Michael William Kaluta, Justiniano, Yanick Paquette & Prentis Rollins, and Garry Leach.

The 8-page story from Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #2, illustrated by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos, was previously collected in Transmetropolitan Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard.

Reprints:

  1. Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Here (2000)
  2. Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City (2001)
  3. Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #2 (1999) [Transmetropolitan story only]

Transmetropolitan Vol. 10: One More Time

Transmetropolitan Vol. 10: One More Time
By Warren Ellis (writer) and Darick Robertson with Rodney Ramos (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 2004

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202179

Synopsis from publisher:

“Blisteringly bitter and vulgar.” — The Village Voice

“TRANSMET is brilliant future-shock commentary.” — Spin

This is it!

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: ONE MORE TIME is the final volume in the saga of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem, collecting issues #55-60 of the classic VERTIGO series by writer/creator Warren Ellis with art and a cover by Darick Robertson & Rodney Ramos.

Behold the final showdown between Spider and the absolutely corrupt President of the United States! Witness the ultimate fate of Spider and his brain-devouring disease! And gasp as you realize you must read the entire 10-volume story all over just because it’s so amazing!

Notes:

This publication is the tenth and final in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos.

Reprints:

  1. Transmetropolitan #55 (2002)
  2. Transmetropolitan #56 (2002)
  3. Transmetropolitan #57 (2002)
  4. Transmetropolitan #58 (2002)
  5. Transmetropolitan #59 (2002)
  6. Transmetropolitan #60 (2002)

Transmetropolitan Vol. 9: The Cure

Transmetropolitan Vol. 9: The Cure
By Warren Ellis (writer) and Darick Robertson with Rodney Ramos (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released December 2003

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563899884

Synopsis from publisher:

The forces of darkness are closing in on outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem and his merry, filthy band — but now they’ve got their own rope around the neck of corrupt President Callahan, and it’s time to start tightening the noose.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: THE CURE, the ninth volume of the complete collection of the acclaimed series written by Warren Ellis (ORBITER, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) with art by Darick Robertson (Wolverine) and Rodney Ramos (GREEN LANTERN), reprints TRANSMETROPOLITAN #49-54 and features a striking new cover by Robertson.

Jerusalem and his cohorts step up their investigation into Callahan’s misdeeds and turn up some startling evidence… not to mention a sole surviving witness to the President’s depravity. The problem, as always, will be getting the word out before the massive forces of the Executive Branch black out everything — and everyone — involved.

Notes:

This publication is the ninth in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos.

Reprints:

  1. Transmetropolitan #49 (2001)
  2. Transmetropolitan #50 (2001)
  3. Transmetropolitan #51 (2002)
  4. Transmetropolitan #52 (2002)
  5. Transmetropolitan #53 (2002)
  6. Transmetropolitan #54 (2002)

Transmetropolitan Vol. 8: Dirge

Transmetropolitan Vol. 8: Dirge
By Warren Ellis (writer) and Darick Robertson with Rodney Ramos (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2003

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563899531

Synopsis from publisher:

Collecting issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking VERTIGO title, TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE sees all hell breaking loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City in this eighth collection of writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson’s acclaimed creation.

Notes:

This publication is the eighth in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos.

Reprints:

  1. Transmetropolitan #43 (2001)
  2. Transmetropolitan #44 (2001)
  3. Transmetropolitan #45 (2001)
  4. Transmetropolitan #46 (2001)
  5. Transmetropolitan #47 (2001)
  6. Transmetropolitan #48 (2001)

Transmetropolitan Vol. 7: Spider’s Thrash

Transmetropolitan Vol. 7: Spider’s Thrash
By Warren Ellis (writer) and Darick Robertson with Rodney Ramos (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2002

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898942

Synopsis from publisher:

The hammer has come down on him, but outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has managed to stay one step ahead of his detractors — i.e., the President of the United States and his authoritarian lackeys in publishing and law enforcement. After losing his byline, bank account, and apartment, Jerusalem and his filthy assistants have legged it underground, the better to implement his plan. What plan, you say? Why, the plan to bring down the President, of course! Reprints TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42.

Notes:

This publication is the seventh in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos.

Reprints:

  1. Transmetropolitan #37 (2000)
  2. Transmetropolitan #38 (2000)
  3. Transmetropolitan #39 (2000)
  4. Transmetropolitan #40 (2001)
  5. Transmetropolitan #41 (2001)
  6. Transmetropolitan #42 (2001)