(June 1987)

Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1986 Series
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Price:
30.00 USD
Pages:
596
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Aardvark-Vanaheim Inc.
Brand:
Aardvark-Vanaheim Inc.
ISBN:
0-919359-09-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Covers (#13-16); Black and White Interiors
Dimensions:
7 1/2" x 10"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1977 series) #52-80.
First printing June 1987; Second printing September 1989; Third printing February 1992;
Fourth printing November 1992; Fifth printing December 1993.


Church & State volume 1 (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cerebus

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover art.

Writing (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cerebus tries to write about his experiences as Prime Minister.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Book One: Apres State begins. Follows Cerebus 51, which was reprinted in Cerebus #0 (1993).

The Insecure Sinecure (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Silverspoon
Synopsis:
Cerebus continues to write "On Governing".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

4 page story "Elfquest" appeared prior to this one in issue 52, but is omitted here.

The Countess and the Aardvark (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Countess Detin [Michelle] (of New Sepra)(introduction); Vichy Dupris (introduction); Wolveroach (introduction)
Synopsis:
Cerebus moves into the Countess' house to write. The Countess wants to know whether Astoria is a Cirinist or a Kevilist.
Reprints:

The Origin of the Wolveroach (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Countess Detin [Michelle]; Wolveroach ; Astoria (flashback); Weishaupt
Synopsis:
The history of the Roach recounted.
Reprints:

The Why & The Are [Origin of the Wolveroach Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Countess Detin; Wolveroach ; Vichy
Reprints:

The Mystic We [Origin of the Wolveroach Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Countess Detin; Wolveroach; Prof Charles X Claremont
Synopsis:
Cerebus leaves Michelle.
Reprints:

Suddenly, Sophia (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Red Sophia; Weishaupt; Mrs Henrot-Gutch (Sophia's mother) (introduction)
Synopsis:
After a night of heavy drinking, Cerebus discovers he's married to Sophia. Weishaupt blackmails him into returning to Iest.
Reprints:

All Lined Up (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Red Sophia; Weishaupt; Mrs Henrot-Gutch; Pope Harmony IV (introduction); Regency Elf
Synopsis:
Weishaupt has the Pope assassinated.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Book Two: Back To Iest begins.

Carroll E. King Reads (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cerebus begins writing "Reads", pulp fiction "based" on his experiences as Prime Minister.
Reprints:

Memoirs (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Regency Elf
Reprints:

Note (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jaka (the note)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Not an appearance, but the note is from Jaka.

First Impression (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt
Reprints:

Tree Planting (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Henrot-Gutch
Reprints:

Approved By (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Rough Pope (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Bishop Powers
Synopsis:
Bishop Powers and Weishaupt discuss the selection of a new Eastern Pontiff.
Reprints:

Sophia (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sophia
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gerhard 1st mentioned.

Henrot-Gutch (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Henrot-Gutch
Reprints:

Astoria (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Astoria
Reprints:

Elf (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Regency Elf
Reprints:

Theresa (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Theresa; Weishaupt
Synopsis:
Theresa makes Weishaupt a proposition.
Reprints:

Stormy Weather (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sophia; Henrot-Gutch
Reprints:

Cerebus Was (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cerebus works on his memoirs.
Reprints:

Something Cerebus Was (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cerebus works on his memoirs.
Reprints:

Mrs. Tynsdale-Clyde's Tea (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Powers (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bishop Powers
Synopsis:
Powers ponders the selection of a new Pontiff.
Reprints:

Boom (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt
Synopsis:
Weishaupt shows Cerebus his "magic".
Reprints:

Appointments (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Theresa; Weishaupt; Lord Julius; Duke Leonardi; Scorz (introduction)
Synopsis:
Theresa recounts Astoria's past to Weishaupt. Powers nominates Cerebus as Eastern Pontiff.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Many revelations about Astoria and Cirin; Kevilism and Cirinism explained.

Mind Game IV (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cerebus gets drunk.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a puzzle. You have to hack the book up into little pieces before you can read it.

Never Pray For Change (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Powers; Henrot-Gutch; Sophia; Bishop Posey (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Book Three: Church And State begins; 1st issue with Gerhard backgrounds?

Anything Done For The First Time Unleashes a Demon (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Powers; Henrot-Gutch; Sophia; Bishop Posey; Bear (introduction?); Boobah (introduction?)
Synopsis:
Cerebus refuses to take orders from Weishaupt or Bishop Powers.
Reprints:

Thrill of Agony & the Victory of Defeat (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Bear; Theresa; Posey; Boobah; Henrot-Gutch; "Big white glowing strange thing" (introduction)
Synopsis:
Cerebus announces the world will end in 15 days unless everyone gives him all their gold.
Reprints:

Day of Greatness, Age of Consent (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bran MacMufin; Boobah; Sophia; Astoria
Reprints:

Another Thing Coming (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Powers; Boobah; Sophia; Henrot-Gutch; Posey
Synopsis:
Weishaupt attacks Cerebus to get his gold back.
Reprints:

Ignore it, it's Just Another Reality (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Boobah; Bear; "Big white glowing strange thing"
Synopsis:
Weishaupt has a heart attack.
Reprints:

Sane As It Ever Was (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Regency Elf
Reprints:

Hovering Below the Fray (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bran MacMufin; Powers; Lord Julius
Synopsis:
The presidential succession is discussed.
Reprints:

Time Passes and Life Manoeuvres (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bran MacMufin; Powers; Lord Julius; Boobah; Sophia
Synopsis:
Lord Julius is selected as the next President.
Reprints:

Fascination & Fruition (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Boobah; Henrot-Gutch; Sophia; Bear; "Big White Glowing Strange Thing"
Synopsis:
Sophia leaves. Cerebus learns Jaka is married.
Reprints:

Acquired Tastes (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bear; Jaka
Synopsis:
Cerebus decides to return to being a barabarian.
Reprints:

Terrible Analogies (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jaka; Bran MacMufin; Cerebus
Synopsis:
Cerebus discovers Jaka is pregnant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Deni Loubert leaves. Renegade launched as a separate company.

Varying Reasons of Assorted Depths (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Weishaupt; Boobah
Synopsis:
Weishaupt imparts last words of advice. Cerebus learns there are two other aardvarks.
Reprints:

Odd Transformations (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cerebus's mother (flashback); Sophia; Jaka
Synopsis:
Cerebus dreams.
Reprints:

Odd Transformations Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lord Julius; Wolveroach; Elrod; Michelle; Astoria; Jaka; Regency Elf
Synopsis:
Cerebus dreams.
Reprints:

Spinning Straw into Gold (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lord Stormsend; Bear; Lord Julius; Leonardi
Synopsis:
Stormsend tries to give Cerebus advice.
Reprints:

Causality Casualty (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard (backgrounds)
Letters:
Dave Sim

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lord Stormsend; Sophia; Julius; Thrunk; Bran MacMufin
Synopsis:
Thrunk claims to be Tarim and demands Cerebus' gold. Bran MacMufin dies.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Church & State volume 1
    Cerebus
  2. 1. Writing
    Cerebus
  3. 2. The Insecure Sinecure
    Cerebus
  4. 3. The Countess and the Aardvark
    Cerebus
  5. 4. The Origin of the Wolveroach
    Cerebus
  6. 5. The Why & The Are [Origin of the Wolveroach Part 2]
    Cerebus
  7. 6. The Mystic We [Origin of the Wolveroach Part 3]
    Cerebus
  8. 7. Suddenly, Sophia
    Cerebus
  9. 8. All Lined Up
    Cerebus
  10. 9. Carroll E. King Reads
    Cerebus
  11. 10. Memoirs
    Cerebus
  12. 11. Note
    Cerebus
  13. 12. First Impression
    Cerebus
  14. 13. Tree Planting
    Cerebus
  15. 14. Approved By
    Cerebus
  16. 15. Rough Pope
    Cerebus
  17. 16. Sophia
    Cerebus
  18. 17. Henrot-Gutch
    Cerebus
  19. 18. Astoria
    Cerebus
  20. 19. Elf
    Cerebus
  21. 20. Theresa
    Cerebus
  22. 21. Stormy Weather
    Cerebus
  23. 22. Cerebus Was
    Cerebus
  24. 23. Something Cerebus Was
    Cerebus
  25. 24. Mrs. Tynsdale-Clyde's Tea
    Cerebus
  26. 25. Powers
    Cerebus
  27. 26. Boom
    Cerebus
  28. 27. Appointments
    Cerebus
  29. 28. Mind Game IV
    Cerebus
  30. 29. Never Pray For Change
    Cerebus
  31. 30. Anything Done For The First Time Unleashes a Demon
    Cerebus
  32. 31. Thrill of Agony & the Victory of Defeat
    Cerebus
  33. 32. Day of Greatness, Age of Consent
    Cerebus
  34. 33. Another Thing Coming
    Cerebus
  35. 34. Ignore it, it's Just Another Reality
    Cerebus
  36. 35. Sane As It Ever Was
    Cerebus
  37. 36. Hovering Below the Fray
    Cerebus
  38. 37. Time Passes and Life Manoeuvres
    Cerebus
  39. 38. Fascination & Fruition
    Cerebus
  40. 39. Acquired Tastes
    Cerebus
  41. 40. Terrible Analogies
    Cerebus
  42. 41. Varying Reasons of Assorted Depths
    Cerebus
  43. 42. Odd Transformations
    Cerebus
  44. 43. Odd Transformations Part 2
    Cerebus
  45. 44. Spinning Straw into Gold
    Cerebus
  46. 45. Causality Casualty
    Cerebus
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