Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Swords Of Cerebus

Inside cover illustration to Swords Of Cerebus Vol 1-6 (1981-1984)
Art by Dave Sim
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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