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Guys (Cerebus #11)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  432 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Reprinting Cerebus Issues 201-219

Dave Sim looks at life in a pub as the male patrons interact. Lots of guest stars from previous Cerebus books appear: Mick & Keef, Bear, and others. This book will make you think about platonic friendships between males and their relationships with women. Shows some insight into the Cirinist regime that has been set up and how Cerebus d
Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Aardvark-Vanheim (first published 1997)
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I was so disappointed to read “The Male Light and the Female Void” and “Tangents” in earlier books in the Cerebus series (plus a lot of what Sim has written to back up these “truths”). Partly because it’s a little disconcerting to be told that as a female my sole purpose is to drain the spark of life from men, and partly because it’s not very likely that re-reading the more confusing parts of the series will produce that Alan-Moore-type “ah HA” moment w
Collecting issues # 201–219 of Dave Sim's 300 issues limited series Cerebus the Aardvark, this volume follows the events of the four volume story arc Mothers & Daughters ( Flight , Women , Reads , Minds ) and we find Cerebus at a bar in Estarcion. This is after his cataclysmic meeting with Dave (the Writer) and Estarcion is under Cirinist rule. Unwedded men are kept in bars until such a time as they would marry. While sexual activities involving women (for other purposes than the making o ...more
Ject Toons
Cerebus ha sido una de las series que más me ha influenciado en mi decisión por dedicarme al dibujo. No es que haya sido la primera que leí (ni mucho menos), pero el estilo en que estaba narrado y la manera de representar personajes e historia a través de arte secuencial en la manera en que lo hace Dave Sim (al menos hasta este libro) es inspiradora. Empezando a leer Cerebus el año pasado hizo que decidiera que, sin importar si me dedicaba a la animación o a cualquier otra cosa, haría historieta ...more
Sean Samonas
YOU FOOLS! You had to do it, didn't you? You kept reading! Well, here we are and I bet you wish you had listened to me, didn't you?

If you are the particular brand of crazy that enjoyed Guys, I really wish I could view the world through your eyes. Cause man, this is some of the most boring crap I've ever seen. I can't...I can't even begin to describe why this fails on so many levels.

One, the written dialect. It is incredibly difficult and hard to decipher written dialect. It is even harder in com
Christian Lipski
Some interesting ideas about the "free alcohol/free food" taverns, and about the social structure created by the Cirinists. Looks at the way "guys" talk with each other. And about how Dave Sim seems to love to draw his men with buff bodies, even when they spend years hanging out drinking free booze and not working. Cameos by other comic characters, including Too Much Coffee Man and plenty that I didn't recognize.

And then a whole hell of a lot about how women are devious controlling creatures wh
Feb 18, 2008 Joseph rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: comic fans and drunks
Shelves: graphic-novels
Mercenary, Prime Minister, Pope, zonked out doll holding cafe patron, Cerebus has done it all. In "Guys", the 11th book in the series, Cerebus goes back to the Wall of Tsi and hangs out in a bar where he becomes the de facto bartender. Ruminating over things, serving (and drinking) ale, and just being his cheery self; I found this book to be one of the strongest in the series. Many people find this one (along with "Rick's Story") too long and pointless, but sit down and think of the times you sp ...more
Simple, effective story with fantastic art. The accents and cameos get tiring.
When I embarked through the Cerebus series I had no idea what sort of ups and downs I was in store for. Just when the series had me believing that the world was a horrible place, this chapter came along and restored my faith in my fellow guys. Also, since I sort of have my own neighborhood bar, I recognize a lot of things from this book in the real world.
Practically unreadable. Sim, a master cartoonist, uses all of his well-honed techniques but in the most annoying ways possible. Is he daring the reader to finish this volume? While not the lowest point in the Cerebus saga, it's pretty well down there in the muck.
Dr. Barrett  Dylan Brown, Phd
This graphic novel has moved me to tears so many times. I have given it as a gift more times than one. This story is meant for Guys, hence the title, and has something for every man to sypathise with.
The plot doesn't advance much and the tone is fairly light for a set piece involving guys doing alot of drinking and brooding, but it is a welcome return to form after a few disappointing years.
Still no plot, but Cerebus is back from the abstract nether-world and once again surrounded by Sims fantastic characters. People talk, relationships form and are broken off, and its a good read.
This book contains a lot of drunken dialect and is therefore quite hard to read, also the subject matter throughout was rather uninteresting.
a welcome return to the older, funnier cerebus. i hope to waste a couple two three years of my life in a bar like this someday.
Robert Hudder
For some odd reason, I liked this episode. Not much else to say right now.
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David Victor Sim is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of Cerebus the Aardvark.
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