To understand Trump, read Transmet


#1

[Read the post]


#2

HELP! THE PRESIDENT’S SHAT HIMSELF!

…Without a doubt my favorite line from that comic.


#3

I’ve been thinking this for a while.

Trump is scarily close, not to the Beast (who was a fairly obvious Nixon/Thatcher hybrid), but to Bob Heller.

Parhaps we are living in the future after all.

If so, I hate it here.


#4

The original source material is a good 40-something years old.


#5

At one time Sir Patrick was going to do this and star as Spider. Sadly I think it will never happen, at least not with him in the lead.


#6

Came here to say that. The Smiler reminded me more of Obama/Clinton, but without redeeming values.

I thought the core takeaway was best summed up in Spiders PSA about voting.

http://comicsalliance.com/i-hate-it-here-transmetropolitan-and-the-election-season/


#7

Patrick Stewart is a fantastic actor and I know he’s a fan of the series, but… really? I’m having a hard time picturing him as a futuristic, profane, abusive muckracking pill-popper modeled after a young(ish) HST. Is it just because Stewart is the first name anyone in Hollywood comes up with when the part calls for a bald guy?


#8

I’m pretty sure he was going to produce it or he has a production company that he was producing it through. The role was one that he wanted.

While spider gets roughed up a few times in the books there’s nothing about the role that demands a young actor. If you watch Blunt Talk you can see that Stewart is a very vital guy today and the project was being discussed like fifteen years or more ago.


#9

Ever seen that episode of “Extras” starring Stewart? He’s got a range of roles that he can play. (Or would like to play)


#10

That wouldn’t make any difference; Patrick Stewart was just as old 15 years ago as he is today. I think he’d already quit on the “aging” thing by the early 1980s. Probably a side effect of all that Spice.


#11

The American politician who most reminds me of The Smiler is John Edwards. Really liberal positions, fake smile, and fathered a child in an extramarital affair. That he had while his wife was dying of cancer. And was running for president.


#12

Not really Trumpesque, but somehow tangentially related, is Ken Wind from Elektra: Assassin.

Remember, it’s not wind like a watch… but wind, like the air…


#13

OMG, I hadn’t made the connection between Thompson’s Gonzoism and Trump’s…Trumpocity. Nice pick.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
-HST


#14

#15

(Spider was also based on Alan Moore, or at least his appearance was for the first few pages, before he shaves)


#16

I don’t get how Trump’s related bankruptcies aren’t an issue in this election :confused:


#17

When was the last time a campaign had this much fear and loathing?


#18

That would be worth it just for the amount of Happy Patrick Stewart pics it would produce for the internet to use. He would be having an absolute blast.


#19

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.