Transient: Homeless Heroes Save San Francisco From Space Invaders

Transient is like a batshit guy on the street telling you exactly why and how rain is seeded with pore-burrowing nanobots — one of the craziest things I've seen in a while. It's the debut of Justin “Coro” Kaufman, a monster of a book — an oblong, full-color graphic novel bound in heavy covers. And, just like the homeless person, you really can't be sure what it'll do next.

The “homeless guy” motif here is not a random one, because Transient's protagonist is just that. Bob has been forced to abandon his wife and family at the behest of slimy betentacled monsters only he can see. They've told him that he has to live on the streets, that he has a special role to play in helping them prevent the universe from being destroyed. What follows is a grotesque picaresque — Bob and his small band of homeless brethren track down and attempt to thwart a band of multidimensional terrorists bent on destroying time and space as we know it.

 

View Comments