|January 1990: Jaka's Story 17|
|Administrative Assistant||Monique Kaptein|
|Jaka's Story: The Poet|
The Cirinists break through Pud's door (even though it was unlocked.) They immediately kill a customer, and then Pud. It's only Jaka's claim of diplomatic immunity that saves her and Rick. Oscar is sentenced to two years hard labor for writing without a permit.
- Astoria Flashback only (first chronological appearance; next appearance in What Happened Between Issues Twenty & Twenty-One)
- Jaka (last seen in issue 129; next appearance in issue 131)
- Lord Julius Flashback only (last seen in issue 129; next appearance in issue 135)
- Rick (last seen in issue 129; next appearance in issue 136)
- Old Tavern Patron (last seen in issue 127; final appearance)
- Oscar (last seen in issue 129; next appearance in issue 160)
- Pud (last seen in issue 127; final appearance)
If Dave has something to say on the issue, add it here
- The Note From The President is only this: "The more things stay the more they change the sane."
- This is the seventh issue of the series in which Cerebus does not appear. It last happened in last issue, and happens again next issue.
- p. 1: Jaka is wearing T'campin gold thread and her dress is in newest Shen fashion.
- p. 1: The chairs for Lord Julius and his new wife Astoria are of the same height.
- p. 3: In a play on the "We have the keys" trope, Pud remarks "It. . .It wasn't locked." after the Cirinist smash in the door.
- p. 7: After the Old Tavern Patron falls over, we see the bottom of his shoes have what appear to be holes in them. A possible indicator of how poor the ex-Army veteran was.
- p. 18: Oscar says his publisher's name is Lane Smithers and is in the Upper City.
Back up material
- Cerebus preview: Hepcats by Martin Wagner