About a year ago I discovered Warren Ellis through his Global Frequency series and his weblog, Die Puny Humans. Then I found Transmetropolitan. Wow.
I am about halfway through the books, which are available at Amazon, and find the stories of journalist Spider Jerusalem quite appropriate for today's confused and connected world. Ellis' Jerusalem is a next-gen member of the 4th estate - perhaps where we are all headed after blogs, phonecams, and wi-fi meshs enter the DNA of our cultural embryos. Till then we'll have to make due with Sy Hersh and the citizen journalist experiments at the BBC and OhmyNews.
In this election year, however, what we the people really need is for our talking heads to be less like Dan Rather and and more like Spider Jerusalem.