|October 1982: Election Night|
|Writer & Artist||Dave Sim|
It's election day. Everybody is gathered at the Regency Hotel to await the results: Astoria is trying to get Cerebus to go out and talk to the masses, but he doesn't want to. The McGrew Brothers are are watching the back and forth as Bran Mac Mufin takes a different route then Astoria's shouting at Cerebus, by calmly telling Cerebus that "the masses" wish to prove their "gratitude" before his "magnificent person".
Cerebus listens to him and goes out to the balcony only to see Elrod there. Cerebus tosses him to the floor. Blakely stops by to show his support. The proceedings are described from the point of view of one of Cerebus' party members on the floor of the Hotel. The election and Cerebus' aims are described in idealistic terms, which are at odds with the real action behind the scenes.
Lord Julius' goat takes an early lead. Cerebus makes plans for armed rebellion if he loses. Lord Julius discovers he's sold all his soldiers to run his campaign and buy a squid-shaped bathtub. Julius is seen taking some drastic measures including having his son, Lord Silverspoon turned into a "Human Torch". The election results have a problem, it's a tie with one vote missing.
- Astoria (last seen in issue 42; next appearance in issue 44)
- Baskin (last seen in issue 39; next appearance in issue 72)
- Blakely (last seen in issue 41; next appearance in issue 45)
- Bran Mac Mufin (last seen in issue 41; next appearance in issue 45)
- Cerebus (last seen in issue 42; next appearance in issue 44)
- Elrod (last seen in issue 39; next appearance in issue 51)
- Filgate (last seen in issue 42; next appearance in issue 46)
- Lord Julius (last seen in issue 41; next appearance in issue 46)
- Lord Rodney (last seen in issue 42; next appearance in issue 46)
- Lord Silverspoon (first regular series appearance; last seen in Silverspoon; next appearance in issue 52)
- McGrew Brothers (last seen in issue 42; next appearance in issue 46)
- The Moon Roach (last seen in issue 42; next appearance in issue 44)
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- Baskin speaks to Lord Julius from off panel and it is revealed he has 26 weeks of severance pay.
- Cerebus party is called the Theocrats (p. 15).
- William Lyon of Oldham is mentioned as the inventor of the "continuous action loom", which was first mentioned in the Arnold the Isshurian Story from Epic Illustrated.
- p18: Lord Julius tells Baskin to remind him to take Blakely's name off the list for the Festival of Petunias. A call back to issue 37 when Blakely's name had been left off the list for Petuniacon.