Cerebus the Aardvark (or simply Cerebus) is an independent comic book series that was written and illustrated by Canadian artist Dave Sim, with backgrounds. Reprinting Cerebus Issues Welcome to Estarcion, the wildly absurd and funny world of Cerebus the Aardvark. This initial volume collects the first two years. As the creator of Cerebus, Sim is one of the medium’s biggest champions for Aardvark-Vanaheim, starting with the flagship series Cerebus.

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Cerebus the Aardvark – Wikipedia

This initial volume collects the first two years of stories from Dave Sim’s issue magnum opus. When Sim published the first Cerebus “phone book”, a paperback collection of the High Society graphic novel issues 26—50he angered distributors—who felt that their support had been instrumental in his series’ success in an industry generally indifferent to small publishers—by offering the first printing via mail order only. He sits outside the cafe and does the autistic thing.

Then we get a recapitulation of all that has cerbeus before, but into the perspective of the new philosophy for the Cerebus storyline. Not only is the character hilarious, but he introduces Cerebus to a world of political intrigue that would knock the satirical level of the series up several notches Anyway, a worthwhile volume but the real fun of the series begins with Volume 2, “High Society”.

See all 37 reviews. Magazines Croc MensuHell Safarir. I am seeing why. What is this blanking out and blanking in stuff? The very early stuff is fun and amusing, and the axrdvark evolves into a very strong, very interesting, very te thought out adventure that should not be missed!

It is revealed in the last issue of the arc that Cerebus has been talking to a woman reporter who bears a striking resemblance to Jaka. Elrond appears, and the Judge, and Astoria, and the real Regency Elf. Archived from the original on June 8, Throw in some pop culture references cerebu the time which might be lost on younger readers and you have what I consider a classic of the comics genre. Enough talk, you furry gray celibate.


Rick arrives at the pub. Sound weird and confusing? It’s later revealed that aardvarks have been around in Estarcion for a long aardvar. David Victor Sim is a Canadian comic book, artist and publisher, best known as the creator of Cerebus the Aardvark. There are three aardvarks in Cerebus’ world, all playing a major role in the mysticism. Cerebus teaches the crowd another lesson with an elderly man and a high place. Accidentally Broke the MacGuffin: Meanwhile, Cirin works to manage her sect and arrange her own Ascension.

How Cerebus makes the Artist understand that Sumpthing and Woman-Thing are not fighting each other, but are actually On the other hand, his anti-feminist views, in the beginning moderate, but growing more aggressive issue by issue and finally becoming public with the infamous issuewere heavily criticized as misogynistic, nutty and loathsome as The Comics Journal described themalienating both the audience and professional reviewers.

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Outliving everyone you knew can have that effect on you. Dave Sim should be commended for sticking with this storyline for 20 years straight. It is not to be confused with Cerberus. Oddly subverted when, much later, another character tells a version of the story which doesn’t match the art or narration of the first one. Cerebus is alone again.

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Cerebus has a chat to Suentius Po and we get told about Cirin. We meet the Conniptins “might for right, might for might, right for might”. He replies to her and to the letter writerpointing out that he threw the baby from the front steps; he threw an old man off the roof. Being Crazy and evil at the same time is no picnic believe me.


However, one mustn’t forget that these 25 issues are the reason that the remaining exist in the first place. Nov 07, C. Give Cerebus a try with this inaugural volume. Shortly after, as Cerebus moved to a monthly schedule, Sim amended his statement: But in the end: Necross technically a mad wizard, but still It’s eventually found in one of Cerebus’ bags of loot and seemingly destroyed, but a different one shows up in Church and State. Cerebus is stuck in the pub, Bear too.

Heaps more theological argument – male religion versus female religion. Sim is never truly patient with one genre, choosing to gleefully parody them all as he hopskotches from one idea to another. Yet Cerebus started out as a parody of the Conan the Barbarian comic book, sort of taking the premise of the earliest Howard the Duck story and imagining Howard as an Aardvark trapped in the Hyborian age. During this period, the author Dave Sim, intruded into the story and it became partially autobiographical.

Third published volume teh From 11th printing, also contains “Silverspoon” strips. That’s right, Cerebus is our past, again like we were told in Church And State.

Jun 07, Sosen rated it it was amazing. Cerebus gets drunk with the Roach boys, and disappears into this glowing thing that hangs around him. It is, “Cerebus, as if I need aqrdvark say so, is still to comic tbe what Hydrogen is to the Periodic Table. This huge story is broken into two large telephone books.

Cerebus Dec Apr 81 The introduction to Cerebus. Well, I say I’ve met him, but it was basically to shake his hand, and have him autograph some early issues for me.