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Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
With the year almost over, we’re going to spend five days on finales of long-running comic books. Spoilers are most certainly ahead!
We continue with the last issue of Transmetropolitan.
In the last issue of Transmetropolitan, #60 (by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos), we see the situation Spider Jerusalem is living in in his home outside The City. After a long time trying to bring down the evil President that Spider refers to as “The Smiler,” Spider finally succumbs to the side-effects of the Information Pollen he ingested earlier in the series, which can cause a disease similar to Alzheimer’s. Once he is diagnosed, Spider steps up his efforts and finally brings down Smiler.
In #60, Spider’s editor and old friend Mitch drives out to Spider’s estate to visit him – he sees a man dealing with the progressive disease and, well, we see how Spider decides to deal with it all when he is left alone with all his loose ends tied up….
“One percent” has got to be “the” moment.
Classic stuff there by Ellis.
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