I think volume 2 of Transmet (lust for life) has about 9 issues in it. They're all mostly one shots and just show you the world of the future. This is what drugs are like, this is the mayor, this is what cosmetic surgury has led too. All pretty good social satire. The best volumes are 3 and 4, but it's good all the way to 10. Spider is put in some interesting situations where he'd rather withhold information and not publish it from a personal viewpoint but because he's a journalist and he thinks it's important to give the public the truth. good stuff, I think transmet is my favourite long-comic. And the dialogue is just so funny as well.
As i stated before, the first volume was only three issues, and it was a generic story, but with Ellis flair added to it. It really should have been longer to get you more involved with the story. My interest was piqued, and if I see volumes two and three in the store, I'll pick them up.
It was interesting, I'm just saying the story was a generic story, with the flavor of the comic thrown into it. It's your basically exiled hero returning to the place of his birth and saving it,
I've only read up to trade 3 but my god I love this series and plan on picking the whole thing up.
Vol 1 while short, was too funny and great for me to call it generic. It also sets up so many stories that it's a worthy collection. However, it makes so little sense to me to have the first trade collect 3 issues and then the second trade 9 issues.
The only sense I can gleam from it is that volume two has mostly one shots in it and someone wanted all those one shots collected in one volume.