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CaptainCrawdad
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12:46:57 PM Apr 23rd 2014
edited by 23.251.209.234
Did anyone notice how the art would fluctuate on certain pages and seem to drop significantly in quality? Some pages look like they're done by a completely different artist. It's especially noticeable in one late scene where Spider and the filthy assistants are riding in a limousine, so it's the same angle and characters across two pages, and the art is very different on each page.

Anyone know why this is or what's going on? I wanted to mention it as an Art Shift.
EKonoMai
01:14:53 PM Apr 24th 2014
Yeah, sometimes. I'm not sure if this is intentional or not (I do remember Ellis saying they were crunched for time later on), since they do have the Art Shift with Spider getting his television and watching shitty shows based on his experiences.
PaulA
10:36:28 AM Jun 15th 2014
The Spider-watches-television does explicitly indicate that the art shift is deliberate by crediting all the different artists, if I recall correctly.
Amake
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01:16:29 AM Oct 4th 2013
You know that thing where Spider beats the crap out of Schact whilst giving Callahan the stink eye? I think what's happening is Spider says to Schact "The things you've done for this man makes you unworthy to even hate; I will kill you if I can get away with it and I don't even care about you; I will kill you just to hurt him." Feels like there should be a trope for that, but I can't think of one. Unless he's saying something to Callahan, but I have no idea what that would be.
R.G.
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12:17:47 PM Aug 6th 2012
Are there any Mega Corps in Transmetropolitan?
zarpaulus
12:31:08 PM Aug 6th 2012
Not that I know of, it mostly focuses on more "conventional" politics.
R.G.
12:03:45 AM Dec 2nd 2012
edited by 99.112.89.185
Transmetropolitan wouldn't be a cyberpunk comic if it didn't have any Megacorps running things.
Iaculus
03:23:24 AM Dec 2nd 2012
They're sort of in the background. They're responsible for stuff like the total, constant advertisement sensory overload, but they don't play a major role in the plot.
ArcaneAzmadi
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12:11:08 AM Jun 17th 2012
Don't you think the series warrants its own characters page?
PaulA
08:21:56 PM Jun 17th 2012
You say that as if there's something preventing you from creating one.
PaulA
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06:40:21 PM Oct 3rd 2011
Man Called True wrote:
We All Live in America - A weird inversion: The Smiler slaps one of Spider's columns with a D-Notice. We don't have those in the United States, and likely never will. Even if we do, odds are good we won't call them that.

I don't think this is an example of We All Live in America. The fact that the Smiler's press-suppression mechanism has the same name as the pre-existing British version might be some kind of shout-out, but it is explicitly presented as a thing the US didn't have before the Smiler brought it in, which shows I think that the writer wasn't just carelessly importing his own cultural background.
Kalaong
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04:42:04 PM Aug 14th 2011
Do We Have This One?: This is Mitchell Royce. This is Warren Ellis. Royce's job is to take Spider's work and deliver it to the people. Ellis spent five years taking the unchained id which is Spider and winding it into a coherent narrative. I want to say Author Avatar, but, YMMV.
Kalaong
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04:35:45 PM Jul 31st 2011
Is there any word from Hunter S. Thompson - or any of his friends - on how closely Spider resembles him?
Iaculus
11:37:11 AM Aug 10th 2011
Well, it's going to be a bit tricky to ask him now...
Aminatep
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12:31:08 PM Sep 6th 2010
edited by Aminatep
Glitched: doublepost.
Aminatep
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12:31:06 PM Sep 6th 2010
What do you think about starting character tropes page? The series are large, characters are plenty and well developed.
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