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Minds (Cerebus #10)

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  452 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Reprinting Cerebus Issues 187-200
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Aardvark-Vanaheim
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Glen Engel-Cox
Dec 04, 2014 Glen Engel-Cox rated it liked it
This collected volume of the Cerebus comic is not for the uninitiated. Collecting as it does issues from the late 100s, it requires a knowledge of a large majority of the previously published issues or volumes. Cerebus itself is not necessarily enjoyable by those without some familiarity with its peer comics, fantasy novels by Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, the Marx brothers' films, and the writings and lives of Oscar Wilde, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, to enumerate only some of its ...more
James
Jun 09, 2013 James rated it really liked it
So here's the moment that Sim takes what was left of the fourth wall and sets about hammering it into a fine powder. No, Cerebus's world will never make any more sense than it does, right now, but on the other hand it all makes perfect sense, and that sense is: it's stuff that Dave Sim thought up. Over a long period of time. During which his ideas about comics, about narrative, and about reality changed quite a bit. And during which he kept producing the comic at a steady pace, twenty pages a mo ...more
Hamish
Sep 11, 2011 Hamish rated it liked it
Once again I have a problem between judging this on its own vs as the climax of a larger story. As a climax of the Mothers & Daughers story (making up this and the previous 3 volumes), it's pretty disappointing. Sim claims in the intro that it will clear up all the loose ends, but really it only clears up a few. Going back and reading the series up to this point made me realize just how few things are seriously resolved/explained here. It was like at the beginning of Mothers & Daughers h ...more
Dan Blackman
Mar 14, 2013 Dan Blackman rated it it was amazing
A lot of people complain about this one... I liked it. I thought it *almost* made Reads worth it. It was an excellent conclusion to Mothers & Daughters and a nice way to tie everything together from earlier volumes. Sim has said that this serves as an end cap of sorts to the "main story line", and rereading it now, I can certainly see that. There was so much more going on in Book One than I ever could have picked up on. My only disappointment with this one was how the confrontation with Ciri ...more
Sean Samonas
Mar 15, 2013 Sean Samonas rated it did not like it
Remember that climax I referred to in the last review of book #7? Yeah. Here we are. Honestly, this is a weak ending of everything we've been leading up to.

That being said, stop. Stop right here. Go no farther and just pretend that no other books were written after this one. Because let me tell you, you don't want to go any further. This is the last glimmer of anything interesting before the story descends into nothingness.

This is the last hint of any sort of cohesive story for the character of
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The_Mad_Swede
Nov 29, 2009 The_Mad_Swede rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, sim-dave, 2008
Collecting issues # 187–200 of Dave Sim's 300 issues limited series Cerebus the Aardvark and being the last part of four in the Mothers & Daughters story arc, this volume returns to the main action once more, while simultaneously offering a much better metafictional intrusion. Cerebus' creator, Dave (presumably Sim, and clearly not, then, Viktor Davis from Reads), has a long conversation with Cerebus about the story so far, basically. As such, it becomes a superbly written and drawn meeting ...more
Ject Toons
Oct 20, 2014 Ject Toons rated it really liked it
Uno de los mejores volúmenes de la serie, en definitiva. La verdad no lo esperaba, después del mal sabor de boca que me dejó el volumen anterior, "Reads", pero la serie en realidad se levanta del tropezón y vuelve a ser como antes.

Aquél recurso de introducirse dentro de su propia creación no es algo que me parezca una buena idea, sin embargo cuando se hace bien puede dejar una excelente impresión en los lectores. La forma en que Stephen King lo hizo con su serie "La Torre Oscura" me parece una d
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Mark
Jan 31, 2015 Mark rated it did not like it
i do not know. i look at pages, i read words, i recognize certain characters. but what's the point of the author lecturing his characters about what their story was supposed to mean?
Casey Hansen
Aug 04, 2013 Casey Hansen rated it it was ok
After Reads I figured anything in the Cerebus series would be better and I was right, but not by much. This book continues to plod along at a maddeningly slow pace, almost nothing happens in this book until about the last quarter and then it gets interesting as it fill in some of the gaps from the very first Cerebus collection and does make me want to go back and read that as it reminded me why I got into the series in the first place, something I feel I need after reading Melmoth, Flight, Women ...more
Vasil Kolev
Apr 25, 2015 Vasil Kolev rated it it was amazing
Even though the author shows himself in the comic, this is still pretty brilliant.
Ben Schaffer
Nov 30, 2014 Ben Schaffer rated it liked it
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Brian
Jan 07, 2009 Brian rated it it was amazing
To me this is the best Cerebus book. It has one of those totally crazy things where the artist actually interacts with the character within the context of the story. I can't really say too much without giving things away, but it helps you remember that you can't always get what you want because what you want isn't what's for you.

A friend of mine told me it was the most advanced comic he'd read on a lot a lot of levels, but found it too depressing to handle. So I guess that's a warning.
Felix
Dec 17, 2009 Felix rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Although I didn't expect it after the catastrophic experience of the last volume "Reads", I did actually enjoy this one. The story is well-written, well-paced and fun to read, and the artwork just rocks. Cerebus (the comic) is getting back on track while Cerebus (the character) is losing it and Dave Sim (the author) is drifting into weirdom (as witnessed by the letter pages to the following volumes). Well, just never let the author interfere with a good story, I guess...
Christian Lipski
Jun 14, 2008 Christian Lipski rated it really liked it
A much easier read, wherein Dave Sim the author talks directly to Cerebus and explains most everything. Then he lets Cerebus decide his fate. Literally. Sim has said that at a certain point he let the "Cerebus" in his mind act the way he wanted to, and let the chips fall as they may. A short book that acts as a placeholder before the reset button and a change of scenery. Some emotional stuff in here, though, as Cerebus really does come to life.
Ratiocination
This is really the problematic stretch of the series; it has some of its best moments and some of its worst. I've heard it suggested that one should skip the text portions and just read the comic parts. I can't quite recommend that wholeheartedly-- it would make for an incomplete work, but perhaps an incomplete work that one could be more comfortable with.
Chris
Apr 05, 2007 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A dramatic improvement! Still very little plot, but finally Sims is doing something with his book - Cerebus is lost in either space or his mind, struggling with doubt, memories, and emotion. The art is top notch, and the content makes you think. It reminds you that , when he's not insane, Sims is brilliant.
Benjamin
Jun 16, 2015 Benjamin rated it it was amazing
Now THAT'S how you metafiction.
Brendan
Jul 30, 2011 Brendan rated it it was amazing
another high point in the series; dave sim's appearance as a character is easily my favorite meta-comic moment ever.
David Balfour
Nov 27, 2014 David Balfour rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. A really satisfying and mind-blowingly bizarre climax.
Ron
Aug 02, 2011 Ron rated it liked it
Minds A dark and not particularly memorable period.
A. D. Jameson
Nov 21, 2010 A. D. Jameson rated it it was amazing
Possibly my favorite volume in the series.
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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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