|May 1984: Writing|
|Writer & Artist||Dave Sim|
|Church & State I|
Theresa tells Weisshaupt Astoria's story. During the telling we learn that Astoria was once the favorite of Cirin, and was in fact married to Cirin's adopted son, Sir Gerrick. Astoria became pregnant, but after a long disappearance returned without a child. When she was put on trial by the government, Astoria insisted that a woman's rights concerning her own child are not the business of the government, becoming the apparent founder of Kevillism. Lord Julius and Duke Leonardi show up to announce they don't like the way Weisshaupt is doing things. They are interrupted by a surprise message. Bishop Powers has chosen Cerebus to be the new eastern pontiff.
- Duke Leonardi (last seen in issue 51; next appearance in issue 79)
- Lord Julius (last seen in issue 51; next appearance in issue 71)
- Hedges (only appearance) Weisshaupt's butler
- Scorz (last seen in issue 26; final appearance)
- Theresa (last seen in issue 60; next appearance in issue 66)
- Weisshaupt (last seen in issue 61; next appearance in issue 64)
If Dave has something to say on the issue, add it here
- p. 3: Theresa states that Sir Gerrick is Cirin's adopted son, but in her book Kevillist Origins, Astoria says he is Cirin's son.
- p. 10: Theresa states "It was the Shen devotional beliefs. . .the Kevil. Typically Astoria had taken a system of meditation and made it into a political movement."
- This is the first issue of the series in which Cerebus does not appear. The next time that happens will be issue 114.
- p. 13: Duke Leonardi: "I hadda documentation once, but I drink a big-a glass of warm-a salty water anna it went away like-a data..."
Back up material
- Flaming Carrot, "FC & the New People," pt. 2 (Burden), (5 pages)
- Three pictures from Petuniacon.