The Cerebus Re-Read Challenge

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even better, Volumes 1 and 2 are free!

My commentaries on the Re-Read itself, Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6, Vol 7, Vol 8, Vol, 9, Vol 10, Vol 11, Vol 12, Vol 13, Vol 14, Vol 15, Vol 16


Women: Stay the Course


Flight and Women, the first two volumes of the four-volume Mothers and Daughters bleed together in my mind, both being about the new matriarchal, Cirinist, state. As with the two volumes of Church and State, and to a lesser extent Jaka's Story and Melmoth, I do not see a huge change in Sim's persona; more an escalation of what started in the previous volume.


Check these prime examples of the collectivist/socialist attitude of Women-era Sim.


Issue # 163 has this add in it. Free! Free! Free!!! Everyone is welcome! Free!!!



Issue #167 has this gigantic chunk of name-dropping in it.



Notice how this is filled with a sense of community as opposed to the, "Hey. Guess who I hobnobbed with?" vibe of similar updates in Church and State: "everyone," "thanks," praise for others, shared sentiments, collaborations, etc.


Issue #167 also mentions the next tour, now a "CAMPAIGN" that, "...rests on your collective shoulders...," which is intended to bring in a new "...era of cooperation..."



In issue #168 Sim decides to help the collective, others interested in self-publishing, by creating a guide of tips, tricks, advice, warnings, encouragement, wisdom ,etc.



This collaborative drawing presented in Issue #168 is one of many such jam pieces, a number of which are auctioned for charity.



Socialist Dave Sim. WTF?


The Art: