Friday, 20 September 2013

Something Fell

Cerebus #58 (January 1984)
Art by Dave Sim
FOLLOWING CEREBUS:
(from Following Cerebus #1, July 2004)
"Something fell." The phrase reverberates through the Cerebus storyline. When it first appeared in issue 58, it seemed to be part of just another quirky Cerebus moment. Its second occurrence in issue 101 appeared merely to reflect back on the first time. But by the third appearance, in issue 184, it had established itself as its own ongoing mystery. Before the series ended, the phrase would appear eight times, often at dramatic moments in the storyline. But despite its repetition, and the importance of the events surrounding its occurrence, the meaning of the phrase itself remained oblique. What fell? And from where to where did the "what" fall?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

# 2 http://cerebusthe.tumblr.com/page/2

Anonymous said...

All occurences .... http://www.cereb.us/wiki/index.php?title=Something_fell

Anonymous said...

tl;dr -- "Something Fell" really means "I have failed to something I should have done."

Jeff R. said...

You can often also read it with 'fell' as an adjective.

Christopher Judge said...

It's chess pieces falling. Part of it is a connection to the games that Suentes Po played with himself.