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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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’ prominent characters are introduced (or at least mentioned) in these issues, including Elrod of Melvinbone; Lord Julius; Artemis (a.k.a. The Roach); and Jaka. The series takes a sharp change in direction with issue #20 which is the first of the “Mind Games” issues that are a feature of the comic and introduces the philosophical Suenteus Po and the ultra-matriarchial Cirinists.
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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 withÂ after 14 years. Todd sent me black and white scans of Spawn 10 which will be published in a Cerebus Miscellany volume someday and,Â hopefully, Spawn 10 will be included in any and all future collections if the Toddmiester decides to make that official McFarlane policy.”
The SPAWN ORIGINS COLLECTION: DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC features the artwork of Todd McFarlane, which laid the groundworkÂ for the most successful independent comic book ever published. This limited edition hardcover includes classic SPAWN stories written by Sim, Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison and McFarlane himself in one massive slipcase collection. It will mark the first time Sim and McFarlane’s collaboration has seen print since it first appeared in 1994.
SPAWN ORIGINS COLLECTION: DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC (SEP090283), a 620-page full-color hardcover for $100 will be in-stores soon.
A signed and numbered edition (SEP090284) will also be available for $150. Cerebus is â„¢ and Â© 2009 Dave Sim.
via Image Comics
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