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Topic: TC (Comic) Book Club #7 [Cyberpunk edition]

+Eels !outYoUYoU.2 months ago #48,889

eels.jpgIt's time once again for the monthly bi-annual book club. Theme this time is cyberpunk comic books.

#1 - Transmetropolitan
Transmetropolitan chronicles the battles of Spider Jerusalem, infamous renegade gonzo journalist of the future [...] Spider Jerusalem dedicates himself to fighting the corruption and abuse of power of two successive United States presidents; he and his "filthy assistants" strive to keep their world from turning more dystopian than it already is while dealing with the struggles of fame and power, brought about due to the popularity of Spider via his articles.

Essential cyberpunk reading, and (in my opinion) one of the best graphic novels ever made.
It definitely still holds up, so if you have never read this or maybe read it a long time ago--give it a shot.
http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Transmetropolitan/Issue-1?id=14161


#2 - Ultra Heaven [ウルトラヘヴン]
Set in a dystopian alternative universe where any kind of substances able to alter the state of mind is legalized and available to be consumed at home or in designated places called Pomp Bar. These products, once considered very dangerous, are now advertised on TV and the bartender choose those ones more suited to their customers or serve them his special cocktails. When the Pompies movement obtained the liberalization of the drugs it seemed a historical meaningful change destined to improve the world, a dream realized in a manner to radically affecting the way of life of humanity. But several years after the situation isn't so better, or perhaps the humanity is just adapted to the new situation. In a world where all feeling are artificials and where everyone is a potential drug addict, nothing has really changed: the excess is near at hand and very few substances are considered dangerous and put under a strict control by a hygiene office which has full power on the drugs addicted who are in extreme condition.

And for the weeaboos there's this nice short read that touch upon some interesting themes. Nothing too amazing, but overall well made.
http://mangakakalot.com/chapter/ultra_heaven/chapter_1.2

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+Anonymous B2 months ago, 9 hours later[T] [B] #529,847

#1 is amazing, but I've never read #2. Will report back if it's sufficiently autistic reading material.

+Anonymous C2 months ago, 19 hours later, 1 day after the original post[T] [B] #529,968

@previous (B)
Yeah I'm currently reading it, and I have to admit it's pretty amazing.

+Anonymous D2 months ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[T] [B] #529,975

interesting...

·Anonymous C2 months ago, 3 days later, 4 days after the original post[T] [B] #530,303

@529,847 (B)
> I've never read #2. Will report back if it's sufficiently autistic reading material.
Well, is it?
I'm still reading the first one and I have to agree that it's amazing.
Glad they didn't only make a few issues of it.
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