Monday, 30 September 2013

Swords Of Cerebus

Inside cover illustration to Swords Of Cerebus Vol 1-6 (1981-1984)
Art by Dave Sim
(from Cerebus World Tour Book 1995)
Swords Of Cerebus was the original vehicle used to reprint Cerebus back in the days when there was scarcely enough material to fill a 'phone book', but more than could be comfortably kept in print in the form of individual issues... Additionally, there are the Swords 'back-up' stories. More bet-hedging, here. A sneaky way to get regular Cerebus fans to buy a five-dollar reprint collection of material they already owned. Strange to think, in this day and age of the overpriced hardcover, but there was a time in the direct market when five dollars was a lot of money to spend on less than a hundred pages of material.

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