Cerebus

Cerebus

Dave Sim / Aug 18, 2019

Cerebus Reprinting Cerebus Issues Welcome to Estarcion the wildly absurd and funny world of Cerebus the Aardvark This initial volume collects the first two years of stories from Dave Sim s issue mag

  • Title: Cerebus
  • Author: Dave Sim
  • ISBN: 9780919359086
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Reprinting Cerebus Issues 1 25 Welcome to Estarcion, the wildly absurd and funny world of Cerebus the Aardvark This initial volume collects the first two years of stories from Dave Sim s 300 issue magnum opus Don t be discouraged by the initially crude artwork or the silliness of the stories It gets better even noticeably within this volume This first installment is tReprinting Cerebus Issues 1 25 Welcome to Estarcion, the wildly absurd and funny world of Cerebus the Aardvark This initial volume collects the first two years of stories from Dave Sim s 300 issue magnum opus Don t be discouraged by the initially crude artwork or the silliness of the stories It gets better even noticeably within this volume This first installment is the most valuable in preparing for the larger stories ahead.When we first meet Cerebus a small, gray, and chronically ill tempered aardvark he is making his living as a barbarian In 1977, when the Cerebus comic book series began, Sim initially conceived of it as a parody of such popular series as Conan, Red Sonja, and Elric but quickly mined that material and transformed the scope of the series into much Even by the end of this volume, the Cerebus story begins to transform beyond funny animal humor into something much complex and interesting High points in Cerebus include the introduction of Lord Julius, the dictator of Palnu, who looks, acts, and talks just like a certain cigar smoking, mustachioed comedian Jaka, Cerebus s one true love Elrod the Albino, an innept swordsman and the Cockroach, the mother of all superhero parodies and inspiration for the much later TV and comic character the Tick All of these characters appear later on in the series as part of a constantly present ensemble of supporting figures.Even if Cerebus doesn t knock your socks off, give its successor, High Society a try, as this is where the plot really gets going.

    Cerebus, Volume Dave Sim Books Welcome to Estarcion, the wildly absurd and funny world of Cerebus the Aardvark This initial volume collects the first two years of stories from Dave Sim s High Society Cerebus, Volume Dave Sim Volume two of the Cerebus the Aardvark series, High Society, is the beginning of the main Cerebus story line and one of the finest graphic novels ever published.If you have to start from the very beginning, you ll need the first volume, Cerebus, but if you don t mind a modicum of confusion, this is a much satisfying place to begin.The artwork is much improved and the level of humor Cerebus RC Cerebus is located in Cape Town, but we ship our products all over Southern Africa Shipping options are Courier Average shipping time is days. Bob s Comics Reviews Zompist I ve been avoiding Cerebus for years the word on the Net was that the first issues were weak, and later on Sim loses his mind But in fact the early stories are great even , where Cerebus looks like something gone awry at the sausage factory, is a cute story. Cerberus Cerberus only mythology concerns his capture by Heracles As early as Homer we learn that Heracles was sent by Eurystheus, the king of Tiryns, to bring back Cerberus from Hades the king of the underworld According to Apollodorus, this was the twelfth and final labour imposed on Heracles In a fragment from a lost play Pirithous, attributed to either Euripides or Critias Heracles says that Home Cerberus Games Wellington We are Wellingtons premier hobby store specialising in Board Games, Collectible Toys and Trading Card Games. Cerebus RC Pre hinged wings and stabs Pre hinged Fin and Rudder Pre installed fuel tank Pre installed firewall Pre mounted and painted canopy Description cerebus This is a tool to help translators make use of terminology in SDL Trados Studio It converts between Excel spreadsheets or some other glossary formats and SDL MultiTerm termbases as required in Trados Studio with a minimum of effort. Cerebus Server Username Password Username Password Reverse Cerebus Syndrome TV Tropes The Reverse Cerebus Syndrome trope as used in popular culture So you re following this story So far, it s a very dark and edgy, tight and gripping thriller

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        David Victor Sim is a Canadian comic book, artist and publisher, best known as the creator of Cerebus the Aardvark.


    370 Comments

    1. I hate the looks I get from my friends when they see this on my bookshelf and I tell them it's one of my favorite books. They look at the cover, or hear the word "graphic novel", and I can tell they're thinking, "Haha, whatever, James… You crazy crazy man" (as they always are). Then, in order to save face, I feel like I have to explain to them why it's one of my favorite books. This makes things much worse, since I have absolutely no capability to describe just why and how this particular book [...]


    2. It's fun in small doses but nothing to get excited about. I read it gets really good from volume 2 so I plan to continue the series soon.


    3. Tratando de imitar a Barry Winsdor-Smith y con tramas tremendamente simplonas empieza Cerebus. Este primer tomo es una murga durante varios números, Dave Sim irónicamente sin rumbo alguno escribe historias sobre Cerebus viajando sin rumbo alguno mientras busca reliquias que valen fortunas o se ofrece como mercenario, sumado a parodias de personajes del género de la Espada y Brujería como Red Sonja o Elric, transformados en Red Sophia y Elric The Albino. A partir del número 13 es cuando se e [...]


    4. "Cerebus, as if I need to say so, is still to comic books what Hydrogen is to the Periodic Table." So said Alan Moore. He ought to know. Cerebus started as an independent comic written and drawn by Canadian David Sims. Written in the late 1970's it is often looked at as a cornerstone of what constitutes comic graphic novel royalty. I am seeing why. Cerebus is really hard to quantify. But one thing stands out- it is funny. A dry, sarcastic humor but one that is prevalent the entire story. It is, [...]


    5. dave sim may be a horrible, evil, no-good misogynist pig, but cerebus is what got me through high school. i wrote him once to find out what the deal was with the first 25 issues (cuz, hey. as others have pointed out, it's a little disjointed.) he responded and printed my letter in the back of one of his issues, so i was starry-eyed for a long time. (his explanation for the lack of cohesiveness in the first 25 was that he was aimless, trying to mock conan the barbarian, and not really planning to [...]


    6. Well then, what a trip!Still being relatively new to the genre of Graphic Novels, I am not sure how valid my comments are (and I am not well versed on the story that is Dave Sim either). That saidCerebus is a riot. I love his one liners delivered dead pan and I often found myself laughing out loud. For me, Elrod and Artemis were supporting characters that Cerebus bounced off of nicely. I enjoyed the brief visit with Jaka and I look forward to the Jaka story that I keep hearing I will love. I fou [...]


    7. Cerebus collects the first 25 issues of Dave Sim’s long running comic of the same name, the epic saga of Cerebus, the bipedal aardvark barbarian, Earth-Pig born, mercenary, and incorrigible misanthrope. On the received view, Sim’s comic didn’t really start getting good until the issues comprising High Society, the second volume of the 16 “Cerebus phonebooks,” and the first collection to be consciously published as a novel. These early issues unfold mainly as a character-driven sword an [...]


    8. I think that knowing how much better this gets makes me actually have less patience for the flat barbarian comic parody of Cerebus' early days. It's actually amazing (despite David Sims' already really well-formed linework and inking) that the narrative ever went anywhere ambitious. Yet it did. To the tune of three decades of increasingly post-modern theorizing. (However increasingly colonized by schizophrenic rants of very dubious value in the second half of that period).Anyway, I don't love th [...]


    9. Some people tend to be a bit down on the first volume, and it's not too hard to see why. The artwork isn't as great yet (Although it improves vastly - and quickly - over the course of the pages) and so isn't the storytelling, at least in comparison to pretty much everything that came after. However, one mustn't forget that these 25 issues are the reason that the remaining 275 exist in the first place. They wouldn't have sold if people didn't like them. In fact, a fair share of readers were up in [...]


    10. This is a lot better than I remember it being. That said (and before I get all long-winded), this may not be the ideal starting point for new readers. I personally started here, knowing future volumes were considered much better but that the story makes more sense if you start from the beginning. This plan worked for me. However, I've lent this to two different comic-loving friends, hoping they would also get bit by the Cerebus bug, and they both gave up early on. So if you're a completist like [...]


    11. if you asked me, i would probably tell you this is my favorite comic of all time, even though sim ended up breaking my heart by going completely insane towards the end of its run, therefore ultimately sabotaging the longest running independently produced comic book. oh, he finished it, but i was not there with him. i bailed out in the last year, only to pick up the final issue and flip to the last page to see if he made good on his promise. he did, but his turn to religious fanaticism steered th [...]


    12. i'm re-reading this for the first time since i read it ten years agowhat amazes me is the growth sim shows throughout this bookhe starts out as an full on amateur; the first 50 pages look like the work of a precocious junior high school studentbut within the space of 150 pages he becomes a true master of the formhis panel design, the textures, his brush work, the movement of the figures, all go through an incredible transformation in a very short timei often hear people recommend that a new read [...]


    13. Back in the day, I collected Cerebus comics, but I didn't start collecting until later in the series. Therefore it was great to go back down memory lane and yet read something new with this collection of the first two years of the start of the series.For those of you who don't know who Cerebus the Aardvark is, imagine your most quick-thinking, sardonic sword and sorcery hero, then give him the body of a humanoid aardvark and place him in an all-human world full of characters who give him plenty [...]


    14. It's really fun to be able to see Dave Sim's art style evolve through this collection, and I always enjoy work that both parodies and surpasses what it is surpassing. Some of the satire might not have aged very well, but but over all one of the more fun comics I've read in a while.



    15. I'm not going to finish this one, but it has nothing to do with the book. The books is pretty decent, bordering on really good when one considers that this is a single person's effort. The scope and scale is pretty crazy.The reason I'm giving up on it is that I'm turning in a whole load of library shit that I've had too long and I'm just not going to finish. My partner, Poonmaster Flex, is moving. And it's got the bug in me to divest myself of some objects if I can. Books are low-hanging fruit. [...]


    16. Cerebus (which I will always pronounce as 'Cer-e-brus' in my head) was not at all what I expected it to be. Previously I had only read a few issues from later on, and they were big on talk and little on action. 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. As far as "parodies" go, Cerebus is of the Mad Magazine variety- not satirical, simp [...]


    17. Reprints Cerebus #1-25 (December 1977-February 1981). Cerebus…the Earth-Pig…the barbarian…the aardvark. The warrior known as Cerebus is always on the lookout to make it rich. Be it through plunder or war, his quest for riches knows no bounds. As he travels across the land, his legend grows and his list of allies and enemies grows even longer.Written and illustrated by Dave Sim, Cerebus 1 (commonly called the phonebook edition) is a collection of the rare and popular first issues of one of [...]


    18. Die Geburt eines ErdferkelsCerebus, das Erdferkel, hat kein leichtes Leben: Als "earth-pig born" kommt er aus der Wildnis in zivilisierte Gebiete, und muss sich dort durchschlagen. Allerdings hat die zivilisierte Gesellschaft so einige Eigenheiten, mit denen so ein klardenkender, humorloser Barbar wie er nicht wirklich klarkommt, und daher von einer Posse in die nächste stolpertWas als, ehrlich gesprochen, sehr dürftige Karikatur auf Conan den Barbar begann, entwickelt sich rasch, sogar innerh [...]


    19. The very beginning of the saga by Dave Sim! To people that know Cerebus for its tackling of sociopolitical issues, spirituality, and male & female relations, this book gives no indication of it. Early on, Cerebus the Aardvark is simply a wandering barbarian motivated by money and booze. If you're looking for a lot of the material that the Cerebus saga was famous/infamous for, you're not going to find it here.This doesn't mean the early Cerebus stories are awful. The art of the character hims [...]


    20. The real pleasure of this first volume of Cerebus is watching creator Dave Sim grow, within 25 issues, from an enthusiastic amateur to one of the most gifted cartoonists and articulate voices in the medium. The first ten issues are pretty rough, basically a parody of Conan starring Cerebus, an anthropomorphised aardvark in a world of humans. These early issues are pretty hit and miss but still establish characters and plot threads that will resonate throughout the series.The turning point, for m [...]


    21. Actually, based on how many people shit on the first volume of 'Cerebus the Aardvark' I didn't expect too much from this—apparently it's pretty much understood that the series doesn't really lift-off until Vol 2 'High Society', which is sitting in my shelf at the moment. People talk about Vol. 1 as if it merely sets the stage for the rest of the series, which, I'm sure it does. Yet the writing is quite good even if the story lines are a bit repetitive in the first few issues. There's a palpabl [...]


    22. This is neat and strange, and I intend to continue dabbling until I slowly work my way all the way to the end. But I've been trying to read it straight through, and it's too same-y and repetitive for that. The concept is fun and funny, but it deserves to be read in bite-size chunks, the way it was originally published, IMO. So that's what I'll do.


    23. I've always wanted to like the Cerebus series, and I've definitely read a couple of these phone books, but they never really seem to go anywhere. Sim's art is wonderfully meticulous, and some scenes are hilarious, but overall. meh.


    24. Fantastic fantasy/comedy comic. Basically a parody on Conan and many other fantasy characters. Excellent humor and story. Highly Recommended


    25. Not really my kind of thing, I guess. I KNOW it's a classicI KNOW it's Dave Sim, but I was never into the whole Conan/barbarian genre.


    26. Did not think Dave Sim was a radical artist with page layouts that rival today's comics and an entire comic making in one HUGH image of Cerebus in issue 20. Love the parodies he did of Alan Moore, Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, Groucho Marx, Batman and Captain America, with of course added parody to the sword and sorcery tale of Conan and Red Sonja.


    27. It starts off as a simple funny animal paridy of Conan, but by half way through Sim has started to find his feet as an artist and a long form storyteller.Its funny, moving and at times beautiful.



    28. I love oddities and a satirical independent comic that ran for almost forty years is definitely in that category. But in just the first volume it already felt overwrought.


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