Tuesday, 25 October 2016

On Sale 34 Years Ago: Cerebus #43

"Election Night"
Cerebus #43 (October 1982)
Art by Dave Sim


Diamond Order Code: OCT140536

9 comments:

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

I recall this as an interesting time in comics, when people openly discussed how much more dramatic tension there was in whether Cerebus would be elected Prime Minister versus whether the X-Men would be killed again this month.

-- Damian

Jeff Seiler said...

Yes, Damian, but the next issue, the "wuffa, wuffa, wuffa", ("The Deciding Vote") issue was the best of the run.

"Wrong secret compartment."

"Them folks what had talked it over with their wimmen-folk sicked [sic] their dogs on me."

"Four [ballots]?! Out of seventy-eight?"

"Yessir. Last time, one--this time, four. It's like watchin' gangrene spread."

"I knew it was the Good Father"s justice at work...paying me back fer aiding an' abetting polyticians in the commission of an election...Now, I gotta de-cide which one o' you bozos gets the whole blamed city-state on a silver platter..."

"Why the heck do you wanna be Prime Minister, then?"

"For, puff, the money."

...


"You tryin'to be refreshin' or something?"

And, finally:

"Seein' as how you polyticians're so partial t' SURPRISE taxes 'n' SURPRISE elections 'n' SURPRISE votes 'n' SURPRISE bills...

"You have a nice trip back, now...y'hear?"

Brilliant!


Dave Sim said...

Damian! I had no idea anyone talked about what was going on in CEREBUS! But I take your point -- the X-MEN getting "killed" is always a lock.

Jeff - and what's amazing is you didn't have to look those up -- you have them all memorized!

Jeff Seiler said...

Yes, well, this here perticaler ee-lection cycle kinda brought that whole, dad-blamed issher back ta mind, if ya get mah drift.

Jeff Seiler said...

Besides, you had your Goat; we've got our orangutan.

Damian T. Lloyd, Esq. said...

Dave: Your disingenuous is very precious.

-- Damian

Jeff Seiler said...

Damian, (sigh), if you want to be snide, please go back to the Yahoo Cerebus Chat Group, where that sort of thing was, eventually, de' passez.

Tony Dunlop said...

Well, the only value an American presidential election can have is entertainment, so this one has been The. Best. EVER.

Jeff Seiler said...

I've said for a long time that politics (or Politics, or "politics", or "Politics") are the single, greatest spectator sport. Emphasis on spectator.