Friday, 24 June 2016

"Cerebus In Hell?" - Comic Strip #11

CEREBUS IN HELL? #0 ships 28th September 2016
(Diamond Order Code: JUL161105)
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CEREBUS IN HELL? strip #11 -
Actually, this is a good example of what used to be described as The Golden Mean: that it is the obligation of each Christian to find the exact Godly balance between profligacy and miserliness and to hew to the 50-yard line as closely as possible…in no small part because the fate of your immortal soul is at stake if you guess wrong.

It's my guess that the Infernal Realms are probably chock-a-block full of Golden Mean dichotomies being unhappily misconstrued -- and unhappily enacted -- and unhappily reenacted -- as alternating polar opposite extremes. And then dismissed as examples of "S--t happens." 

Whoever it was who explained the concept of "Existential Quandaries" to Cerebus didn't do him any favours, I don't think. 


Stephen R. Bissette said...

Ah, the sequel to Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, at last!

George Peter Gatsis said...



Drew Ford said...


Dave Sim said...

Yes, I definitely thought of A CHRISTMAS CAROL a few times while working on this one.

How far could/should Scrooge repent before he had just traded one sin for the other?

As it says in the Koran: "They will ask you what they should pay as alms. Say, 'What you can spare.'"

How do you tell if you can spare it?

CerebusTV said...

Like Dosto's short story Bobok.

Eddie said...

I half expected to see a "psychiatric help 5 cents" and "the doctor is in" sign in that last panel. Wonder if this means that in Hell psychiatric help is free?