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Synopsis: Book by Sim, Dave
Review: 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 (still in progress after 20 years). 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 more. Even by the end of this volume, the Cerebus story begins to transform beyond "funny animal" humor into something much more 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.
Book Condition: New
Book Description Diamond Comic Distributors January 1991, 1991. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. used trade paperback edition. lightly shelfworn, corners perhaps slightly bumped. there is a small amount of water damage to the outside bottom edge of the first few pages, honestly nearly unnoticeable. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight otherwise. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws. pages a bit discolored with age. Bookseller Inventory # 1071811
Book Description AARDVARK VANAHEIM INC., 1991. PaperBack. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1992091
Book Description Jan 01, 1991. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Same day dispatch. Very light crease to the bottom corner of the front cover otherwise a very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # DI-DQ9B-MD6G
Book Description Aardvark-Vanheim, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 1998. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 8th Printing. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade, flat uncreased spine, clean tight and square, 534 pages all illustrated in B & W drawings, Near Fine condition with faint if any edge wear. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 011119
Book Description Aardvark-Vanheim 1991-01-01, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. 0919359086 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0919359086
Book Description Aardvark-Vanheim 1991-01-01, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0919359086 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0919359086
Book Description Aardvark-Vanheim, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020919359086
Book Description Aardvark-Vanaheim, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0919359086
Book Description Aardvark-Vanheim, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110919359086
Book Description Aardvark-Vanheim, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010919359086