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FeatureFeaturedMajor SpoilersRandom Access Memory

Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) Starting this month I will also list all the comics I read that particular month. This will afford readers the opportunity to chastise me for not reading specific comics, and/or laugh at the horrible,

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Rand Bellavia takes a moment to travel down the timeline to look at 40 years of his favorite comics in this week’s Random Access Memory.

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Aardvark-VanaheimCerebusFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

After 8 years (!!) at Major Spoilers, I like to think I have a general idea of what works and doesn’t work in the worlds of comic books.  Every once in a while, though, a creator or title presents a quandary that’s not easy to puzzle out, even for a nerd with my tenure and experience.  Indeed, I’m still not sure whether or not today’s review is a good idea or not, but what’s life without a bit of risk?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Cerebus #300 awaits!

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Dave SimsIDW PublishingPress ReleaseSolicitations

Press Release Dave Sim’s masterwork Cerebus ran for an impressive 300 issues between 1977 and 2004. Starting with issue #26, Cerebus got a taste of High Society, a storyline that concluded with issue #50, and which critics and readers alike recognize as the point at which Cerebus became a vehicle for political commentary. High Society is also widely considered a great starting point for first time Cerebus readers.

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Dave SimsDiamond Comic DistributorsDigital ComicsDigital DownloadPress ReleaseSolicitations

Press Release Cerebus the Aardvark, the creation of Canadian cartoonist Dave Sim and the star of his 6,000-page epic Cerebus, conquers the new frontier of digital comics as publisher Aardvark-Vanaheim joins the Diamond Digital program for the digital release of the 25-part Cerebus: High Society.

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From the EditorMajor Spoilers

This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew take a gander at the adventures of the Earth Pig as only Dave Sim could create in Cerebus, Volume 1. Cerebus, Volume 1 This first volume, uniquely in the series, consists of one to three-issue storylines with only occasional back-references. Cerebus is introduced as an amoral barbarian mercenary, fighting (and betraying) for money and drinking it away. During his adventures, he encounters the warrior Pigts (whose religion reveres aardvarks) and the insane wizard Necross who turns himself into a giant stone Thrunk (a parody of The Thing). Most of the series’

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Image ComicsPress ReleaseSpawn

Press Release After over fifteen years, Todd McFarlane and Dave Sim’s highly acclaimed collaboration in SPAWN #10 guest-starring CEREBUS returns to print in the upcoming SPAWN ORIGINS COLLECTION: DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC! “It hasn’t been reprinted since it first came out,” SPAWN #10 writer and CEREBUS creator Dave Sim said. “I’m very glad that’s all over with  after 14 years. Todd sent me black and white scans of Spawn 10 which will be published in a Cerebus Miscellany volume someday and,  hopefully, Spawn 10 will be included in any and all future collections if the Toddmiester decides to make

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Dave Sims

Dave Sim posted a short animated teaser for the upcoming Cerebus TV, that presumably launches in 11 or so days, depending on when you read this – HELLO FUTURE PEOPLE! Keep checking the site as the launch day approaches, and you might just get a sneak peek of things coming as the site gets run through its paces. via Cerebus TV

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