How do you describe a graphic novel of 6000 pages that took 27 years to complete? Cerebus!
How do you describe Cerebus? A graphic novel of 6000 pages that took 27 years to complete!

For me to try and convey what Cerebus is, what it speaks to and what it means, would be like trying to describe the colors of a golden sunset over the mountains as viewed through the depths of an old growth forest to a blind man. It would be like trying to describe the flavor of a Mai-Tai to someone that has had only water. It would be like trying to play Mozart or Beethoven on a cheap toy piano. There are no words! For me to even attempt a short review (much less a comprehensive one) would take more time than I'm willing to spend and more text than you're probably willing to read. I can only say, as a guy, that I found it funny and exuberent, meloncholy and morose, thoughtful and honest, and at times frighteningly relevent and personally touching.

Congratulations and my heartfelt thanks to Dave Sim and Gerhard for their perseverence and dedication to a task that many, probably them included, must have thought overwhelming and impossible to comprehend.

Cerebus is gone. Long live Cerebus! Long live the Prime Minister! Long live the Pope! Long live the Kitchen Staff Supervisor!


1977 - 2004

Issue                 Date     Cond.   Notes
-----------------   --------   -----   ----------------------------
Cerebus                 1991   NM/M    Reprints Issues 1 - 25
                                       Third Printing
                                       Cover Art
High Society            1991   NM/M    Reprints Issues 26 - 50
                                       Third Printing
                                       Cover Art
 51                 Jun 1983   NM/M    Exodus
                                       Cerebus Christmas Card
Church & State I        1992   NM/M    Reprints Issues 52 - 80
                                       Third Printing
                                       Cover Art
Church & State II       1992   NM/M    Reprints Issues 81 - 111
                                       Fourth Printing
 112-113            Jul 1988   NM/M    Square One
Jaka's Story            1992   NM/M    Reprints Issues 114 - 136
                                       Third Printing
 137                Aug 1990   NM/M    Jaka's Story Epilogue 1
 138                Sep 1990   NM/M    Jaka's Story Epilogue 2
Melmoth                 1992   NM/M    Reprints Issues 139 - 150
                                       Third Printing
Flight                  1993   NM/M    Reprints Issues 151 - 162
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       3550 of 5000
                                       Cover Art
Women                   1994   NM/M    Reprints Issues 163 - 174
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       414 of 3500
Reads                   1995   NM/M    Reprints Issues 175 - 186
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       1521 of 3500
                                       Cover Art
Minds                   1996   NM/M    Reprints Issues 187 - 200
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       791 of 2100
Guys                    1997   NM/M    Reprints Issues 201 - 219
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       973 of 1500
                                       Cover Art
Rick's Story            1998   NM/M    Reprints Issues 220 - 231
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       807 of 1500
Going Home              2000    VF     Reprints Issues 232 - 250
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       596 of 1000
Form & Void             2001   NM/M    Reprints Issues 251 - 265
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       610 of 1000
Latter Days             2003   NM/M    Reprints Issues 266 - 288
The Last Day            2004   NM/M    Reprints Issues 289 - 300
                                       Limited Signed & Numbered
                                       169 of 1000
                                       
 298                Jan 2004   NM/M    Latter Days 33
 299                Feb 2004   NM/M    Latter Days 34
 300                Mar 2004   NM/M    Latter Days 35


Spawn 10            May 1993   NM/M    Cerebus Guest
                                       Written by Dave Sim

        

        
Church & State            Flight                     Reads


Guys
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