8, Dirge

Graphic Novel - 2003
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In this eighth volume collecting issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking VERTIGO title, all hell breaks loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City.

Baker & Taylor
Chaos ensues as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City, in the eighth volume of an acclaimed graphic novel series featuring investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem. Reprint.

& Taylor

"Time is running out for outlaw reporter Spider Jerusalem and his assistants. Forced into hiding by a crazed and vengeful president, the three media renegades must now find a way to wage a guerrilla news war against the psychotic Commander-in-Chief"--P. [4] of cover.
As investigator reporter Spider and his crew plan a new guerrilla media war with the President, chaos ensues as a sniper terrorizes the Print District and a superstorm clears the streets of The City.

Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, c2003.
ISBN: 9781401229368
Characteristics: 140 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Dirge


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jan 25, 2018

This is completely different comic from the rest of the series and not in a good way. Whole pages with no words in one of the wordiest and political comics I've ever read. The graphics changed. They are light and fluffy now versus the hard edged graphics in the previous stories. I thought the writer and artist had changed. This is not the Spider Jerusalem I know. No interest in the remaining of the books.

theorbys Mar 17, 2013

As commercial comics go this one is far above most, consistently. The art is very nice, and while the stories occasionally try to hard, they are still very good, and when someone is constantly doing "over the top" it's ok to hit some wrong notes, if you so consistently hit so many right notes.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 19, 2012

Book eight of the series is good, but not great. By this point it isn't really that funny to me, but the story telling is engaging and worthwhile. Spider Jerusalem is preparing to take down the administration of President Callaghn. The writer seems to have really taken his time with this story line. The art is still good, but quality is less than earlier issues.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at WCCLS

To Top