Minds

Minds Reprinting Cerebus Issues

  • Title: Minds
  • Author: Dave Sim Gerhard
  • ISBN: 9780919359161
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reprinting Cerebus Issues 187 200

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      Dave Sim Gerhard

    About Author

    1. David Victor Sim is a Canadian comic book, artist and publisher, best known as the creator of Cerebus the Aardvark.

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    1. So here s the moment that Sim takes what was left of the fourth wall and sets about hammering it into a fine powder No, Cerebus s world will never make any sense than it does, right now, but on the other hand it all makes perfect sense, and that sense is it s stuff that Dave Sim thought up Over a long period of time During which his ideas about comics, about narrative, and about reality changed quite a bit And during which he kept producing the comic at a steady pace, twenty pages a month, rega [...]


    2. A lot of people complain about this one I liked it I thought it almost made Reads worth it It was an excellent conclusion to Mothers Daughters and a nice way to tie everything together from earlier volumes Sim has said that this serves as an end cap of sorts to the main story line , and rereading it now, I can certainly see that There was so much going on in Book One than I ever could have picked up on My only disappointment with this one was how the confrontation with Cirin fizzled out I wante [...]


    3. Collecting issues 187 200 of Dave Sim s 300 issues limited series Cerebus the Aardvark and being the last part of four in the Mothers Daughters story arc, this volume returns to the main action once , while simultaneously offering a much better metafictional intrusion Cerebus creator, Dave presumably Sim, and clearly not, then, Viktor Davis from Reads , has a long conversation with Cerebus about the story so far, basically As such, it becomes a superbly written and drawn meeting and conversation [...]


    4. To me this is the best Cerebus book It has one of those totally crazy things where the artist actually interacts with the character within the context of the story I can t really say too much without giving things away, but it helps you remember that you can t always get what you want because what you want isn t what s for you.A friend of mine told me it was the most advanced comic he d read on a lot a lot of levels, but found it too depressing to handle So I guess that s a warning.


    5. A much easier read, wherein Dave Sim the author talks directly to Cerebus and explains most everything Then he lets Cerebus decide his fate Literally Sim has said that at a certain point he let the Cerebus in his mind act the way he wanted to, and let the chips fall as they may A short book that acts as a placeholder before the reset button and a change of scenery Some emotional stuff in here, though, as Cerebus really does come to life.



    6. We finally get back to graphical storytelling after the very text heavy last volume Not very much happens, though The most interesting part is the backstory of how the Cirinist society developed into the matriarchal society it became It does at least seem plausibly possible under the circumstances all the men of certain ages had been systematically killed by an occupying army When they left, the women formed a new society with new rules.Other than that bit of story, the best thing continues to b [...]


    7. Once again I have a problem between judging this on its own vs as the climax of a larger story As a climax of the Mothers Daughers story making up this and the previous 3 volumes , it s pretty disappointing Sim claims in the intro that it will clear up all the loose ends, but really it only clears up a few Going back and reading the series up to this point made me realize just how few things are seriously resolved explained here It was like at the beginning of Mothers Daughers he threw everythin [...]


    8. Remember that climax I referred to in the last review of book 7 Yeah Here we are Honestly, this is a weak ending of everything we ve been leading up to.That being said, stop Stop right here Go no farther and just pretend that no other books were written after this one Because let me tell you, you don t want to go any further This is the last glimmer of anything interesting before the story descends into nothingness.This is the last hint of any sort of cohesive story for the character of Cerebus [...]


    9. This collected volume of the Cerebus comic is not for the uninitiated Collecting as it does issues from the late 100s, it requires a knowledge of a large majority of the previously published issues or volumes Cerebus itself is not necessarily enjoyable by those without some familiarity with its peer comics, fantasy novels by Robert E Howard and Michael Moorcock, the Marx brothers films, and the writings and lives of Oscar Wilde, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, to enumerate only some of its infl [...]


    10. And thus endeth the Mothers and Daugters portion of Cerebus story I m much ambivalent about this book than I was a couple of years ago I used to think it was brilliant but now I find indulgent On one hand, it explains a lot of the backstory of Cirin and her movement On the other hand, having just finished Reads leaves one with a strange aftertaste of not wanting to like Dave Sim very much because of the asshatery.I think the biggest problem I have is that the initial scope of Mothers and Daugh [...]


    11. Uno de los mejores vol menes de la serie, en definitiva La verdad no lo esperaba, despu s del mal sabor de boca que me dej el volumen anterior, Reads , pero la serie en realidad se levanta del tropez n y vuelve a ser como antes.Aqu l recurso de introducirse dentro de su propia creaci n no es algo que me parezca una buena idea, sin embargo cuando se hace bien puede dejar una excelente impresi n en los lectores La forma en que Stephen King lo hizo con su serie La Torre Oscura me parece una de las [...]


    12. After Reads I figured anything in the Cerebus series would be better and I was right, but not by much This book continues to plod along at a maddeningly slow pace, almost nothing happens in this book until about the last quarter and then it gets interesting as it fill in some of the gaps from the very first Cerebus collection and does make me want to go back and read that as it reminded me why I got into the series in the first place, something I feel I need after reading Melmoth, Flight, Women, [...]


    13. Although I didn t expect it after the catastrophic experience of the last volume Reads , I did actually enjoy this one The story is well written, well paced and fun to read, and the artwork just rocks Cerebus the comic is getting back on track while Cerebus the character is losing it and Dave Sim the author is drifting into weirdom as witnessed by the letter pages to the following volumes Well, just never let the author interfere with a good story, I guess


    14. A dramatic improvement Still very little plot, but finally Sims is doing something with his book Cerebus is lost in either space or his mind, struggling with doubt, memories, and emotion The art is top notch, and the content makes you think It reminds you that , when he s not insane, Sims is brilliant.


    15. This is really the problematic stretch of the series it has some of its best moments and some of its worst I ve heard it suggested that one should skip the text portions and just read the comic parts I can t quite recommend that wholeheartedly it would make for an incomplete work, but perhaps an incomplete work that one could be comfortable with.






    16. Part of the Jaka narrative Cerebus imagines his future with Jaka, now that her previous husband has left Same problem good storyline bogged by too much philosophising and vague theories.


    17. another high point in the series dave sim s appearance as a character is easily my favorite meta comic moment ever.



    18. i do not know i look at pages, i read words, i recognize certain characters but what s the point of the author lecturing his characters about what their story was supposed to mean


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