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High Society by Dave Sim
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Feb 17, 2009

really liked it

Dave Sim is easily one the most interesting and controversial writers in the comic book industry. He is also one the most uncelebrated because of that. In 1977, Dave Sim embarked on a 300 issue run that ended in 2004. After the first 50 odd issues he began writing the equivalent of a novel each lasting on average of 500 pages. High Society was his first offering and makes use of some of Sim's funniest characters, including The Moon Roach and Lord Julius. The most impressive thing about Sim's writing and art is you can actually see it develop and blossom in this first story arc. As the series continues past this, 'phonebook', as it's called in comic book land, the stories become increasingly serious and the material extends into the deepest realms of philosophy and nature. I would encourage you to read this book if only to get to the mammoth Church & State and Jaka stories. Or at least check out his wiki page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebus

"Thou shall break every law in the book," - Dave Sim
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