|August 1982: Heroes|
|Writer & Artist||Dave Sim|
Moon Roach is depressed because he's convinced Astoria loves Cerebus. He reveals that Astoria is looking for an albatross. The election campaign goes on, and Theresa joins as Astoria's assistant. Cerebus stays up all night trying to recover the albatross. He is desperate to get some sleep, only to be told by Blakely that Lord Julius has disrupted their plans, and they have to do more campaigning immediately. Cerebus' response, "no. please....no. please....no. please...."
- Astoria (last seen in issue 40; next appearance in issue 42)
- Blakely (last seen in issue 39; next appearance in issue 43)
- Big Garn (mentioned only) (last seen in issue 29; final appearance)
- Bran Mac Mufin (last seen in issue 40; next appearance in issue 42)
- Cerebus (last seen in issue 40; next appearance in issue 42)
- Filgate (last seen in issue 38; next appearance in issue 42)
- McGrew Brothers (last seen in issue 40; next appearance in issue 42)
- The Moon Roach (last seen in issue 40; next appearance in issue 42)
- Theresa (last seen in issue 24; next appearance in issue 49)
If Dave has something to say on the issue, add it here
- The "newspaper" is actually just a single sheet -- there's no story, just a headline. These simple newspapers were probably not created with movable type, which Weisshaupt invented only recently (see Issue 21).
- Apparently the cover of this issue doesn't have a black background; instead, it's a very dark grey, including many of the characters.
- It's unclear how true the newspaper headlines are, but apparently Astoria getting rejected by the Cirinists is true.
- The phrase Moon Roach is trying to say before he falls over is Superman's catchphrase, "Up, up and away!"
- Note that the campaign now has two carriages, as foreshadowed last issue.
- When we see the carriages, we must be in "Iest and Suburbs", as Astoria mentions that they need these 19 representatives.
- In the second carriage, it appears that the men are talking about the campaign, but actually they are just talking about their diamondback game. Cerebus has won with a pair of priestesses. (confirmed by the letter column in Issue 46.)
- The 15 seats to be "conjured" out of thin air might very well be the 15 from Grace District, if Cerebus does get rid of Astoria.
- Theresa has apparently become Astoria's protege and assistant.
- Apparently the albatross is the "duck statue" that was given as Cerebus' ransom when Cerebus was "kidnapped" in Issue 27 (and the "duck" was mentioned in issue 29).
Back up material
- Neil the Horse, "The Magic Balloon" (Saba) (4)
- left out Diamondback rules