So I admitted it.. I love comic books. Although I havent ever actively collected them =)
I finished all of the Sandman books last year, along with the 2 death graphic novels and the Dream Hunters sandman graphic novel. Without a doubt one of the most magical and expertly told tales I have ever experienced, in any medium.
So last night, I started reading Transmetropolitan, which is uniformly stunning , dark, twisted and macabre. My friend who got me into it described it as 'imagine if every sick and twisted little fantasy that appears on any corner of the internet were to become the social norm', it has necrophillia , extreme body modification, death, blood + gore, violence , sex, prositution, pedophillia and lots lots more, all wrapped in a very cynical little tale that manages to throw social commentary at you from every angle. It's dark and it's brilliant.
SJ: "You want to go out to dinner sometime?"
Hannah: "Sorry, no. I'm married, not hungry, infected with seven unknown diseases, gay, pregnant with lizards and clinically dead." (#9p.15)
SJ: "You want to know about voting. I'm here to tell you about voting. Imagine you're locked in a huge underground night-club filled with sinners, whores, freaks and unnameable things that rape pitbulls for fun. And you ain't allowed out until you all vote on what you're going to do tonight. You like to put your feet up and watch "Republican Party Reservation". They like to have sex with normal people using knives, guns, and brand new sexual organs you did not even know existed. So you vote for television, and everyone else, as far as your eye can see, votes to fuck you with switchblades. That's voting. You're welcome." (#15p5)