Started in the late 70's, Cerebus starts as a parody of the fantasy novels and films of the time. Dangerously cool, murderously good with a sword and 'Third greatest bowman in the land,' Cerebus is everything needed to make a fantasy barbarian hero in the classic sense, all wrapped up in a 3 foot body covered in fur that stinks when wet. Designed from the start to run to 300 issues the story grew to always include new parodys of contempory events. The first book sets the scene as a collection of short storylines that introduces most of the warped civiliastions Cerebus deals with. Many characters are introduced that will go on to aid and/or plauge cerebus as he grows through 25 years of storylines.
All in all one of the most uniquely funny comic strips ever written which leave you in tears of laughter as you follow Cerebus's many failed attempts at amassing a fortune fit for king (Although in most cases he makes the fortune, to lose it again immediatly).
If you enjoy fantasy and you enjoy comedy, get clicking! This is the book for you. And when you are finished you will be e-mailing Amazon to stock the other Cerebus books.