Hot on the heels of Calvin's wonderful Valiant Comics 'care parcel', another package of graphic novels turned up yesterday from another old friend.
I've known Jason since we were teenagers together at Skinners' School, in Tunbridge Wells, in the early-to-mid-'80s.
He and his wife, Viv, dropped in to see Rachel, Alice, and I, several weeks ago on their way to Europe; Jason and Viv's life is essentially one big adventure and you can read about it on their blog, Daysaway.
While getting the tour of the gamesroom, Jason happened to mention he had some old Transmetropolitan books if I was interested.
I sure was, as it's actually not a title I've ever read, but it's Warren Ellis, so I know it's going to be interesting if nothing else.
After Jason and Viv left, I didn't give the comics much further thought as I imagined they would have far more important things on their mind (such as making sure their van was working okay), but then yesterday afternoon a delivery driver turned up at the door with a mysterious parcel.
Turns out it was packed with five softback collections of Transmetropolitan and a single loose issue (#60 - the last issue).
The collections are:
- Book Three - Year Of The Bastard;
- Book Five - Lonely City;
- Book Eight - Dirge;
- The New Scum; and
- Tales of Human Waste.
I've been reading comics since I was in single digits and collecting them since I was a late teen, but I can honestly say I don't know what to expect from these books.
As I've said already I know nothing about the title or the main character, Spider Jerusalem (except that, in the past, I've got him confused with Grant Morrison's King Mob!)