|November 1988: Jaka's Story 3|
|Background, cover-colour and tones||Gerhard|
|Jaka's Story: Pogrom's Progress|
Cerebus has just arrived at Jaka's house. When her husband, Rick, returns from another unsuccessful hunt for work, Cerebus anticipates problems, which don't materialize. Rick shows him to the small spare room where he'll be staying. He tells Rick, "Cerebus is in love with your wife."
Rick says, "I know. She's great, isn't she?" He doesn't care (or more likely, doesn't understand) how much Cerebus cares for Jaka.
Jaka prepares for her "job"--dancing for nonexistent patrons in the tavern next door--while Rick tries to sidetrack and seduce her. When she puts him off, he sulks until she promises, "I'll wake you up when I get back." She leaves the house. Through their respective windows, Rick and Pud watch her walk to the tavern. Cerebus lies on his cot, apparently disgusted by the domestic bliss he has unwillingly overheard.
Meanwhile, in excerpts from Daughter of Palnu, young Jaka first experiences the thrill of dancing by spinning in place. While spinning, she sees a male face overlaying that of Magic, the wooden horse. "A laugh, deep and womanly, escaped from somewhere within her she had never been before."
- Cerebus (last seen in issue 115; next appearance in issue 117)
- Jaka (last seen in issue 115; next appearance in issue 117)
- Nurse (in flashback) (last seen in issue 115; next appearance in issue 117)
- Rick Nash (last seen in issue 114; next appearance in issue 117)
- Pud Withers (last seen in issue 115; next appearance in issue 117)
If Dave has something to say on the issue, add it here
- (page 2) Cerebus prepares to fight Rick before even seeing him. Jaka, who knows both of them, says, "Don't be silly." She already realizes that they will get along.
- (page 3) Jaka refers to an incident in which Bear brought news of "a sick friend at the little hotel." This incident must have happened shortly after issue 79, when Bear quit working for Pope Cerebus, who had a vicious head cold.
- (pages 5-6) Rick mentions Oscar, a character who will not appear until issue 120.
- (page 7) The face overlaying Magic's has dark facial hair. There is no other clue to the man's identity.
- (page 19) Withers appears in only one panel and does not speak.
- This issue includes four pages from Sim's sketchbook, all dealing with one panel, in which young Jaka gets her doll Missy back. There is also a copy of the first draft of the "Bill of Rights for Comics Creators," produced by Sim, Gerhard, and several other independent publishers.