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Cerebus Archive #1

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May 9, 2009
Cerebus Archive #1 (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
By Dave Sim, Stan Connerty

This is a book in serious need of a mission statement. With a name like Cerebus Archives, you’d logically expect… well… archives of Cerebus. A better name would be Dave Sim archives, as this is essentially a collection of some of his earliest work packed with commentary, extras, and even old rejection letters. It’s actually an interesting idea, kind of like a series of DVD-style bonus features that would accompany Sim‘s other work. Of course, as this is early work, it’s not nearly of the quality that his work would later achieve, so you’re not really reading this for the work itself, but rather for the commentary. And that commentary is only of real interest for a die-hard Dave Sim fan. If you’re a major fan of his work, this may be worth picking up. If your interest is more tenuous, it may be worth it to wait a few issues until he actually catches up with Cerebus.
Rating: 6/10

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