A comic book written by Warren Ellis and pencilled by Darick Robertson. It focuses on the misadeventures of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem
. He comes out of retirement in order to finish a book deal he signed several years earlier. Unable to write in seclusion while at his home in the mountains, Spider returns to the largest city in America in order to write and scrounge up some money. Unfortunately, his journalist techniques upset pretty much everybody, and he angers the newly elected President - known as The Smiler
. The comic was critically acclaimed and also acted as a dark satire of current events. It also coined some great phrases such as "I don't give two tugs of a dead dog's cock."
My parents gave me money to spend on textbooks, but instead I went out and bough a bunch of issues of Transmetropolitan.