Dave Sim’s masterwork Cerebus ran for an impressive 300 issues between 1977 and 2004. Starting with issue #26, Cerebus got a taste of High Society, a storyline that concluded with issue #50, and which critics and readers alike recognize as the point at which Cerebus became a vehicle for political commentary. High Society is also widely considered a great starting point for first time Cerebus readers.
This August, IDW Publishing will release a multi-disc DVD set that presents the entire DIGITAL AUDIO/VISUAL EXPERIENCE of High Society in a unique multi-media format. The Cerebus: High Society Digital Audio/Visual Experience has Dave Sim reading every issue in character-complete with accompanying music and sound effects-while motion effects applied to the story art present the material like you’ve never seen it before. Each issue also includes a section of full Editorial Comments from Sim, giving fans a virtual guided tour of this masterpiece.
“With the restoration of the High Society graphic novel now dragging on into its 3rd year-and no end in sight-it’s Justin Eisinger and IDW to the rescue with Cerebus: High Society Digital Audio/Visual Experience DVD set! Thanks guys!” said Dave Sim.
“Cerebus means so many things to so many readers, it really is a monumental work of our times,” said Justin Eisinger, IDW’s Senior Editor Books. “Having the opportunity to work with Dave and his team to bring this High Society set to life-and in this form-is a special experience that we’ll never forget. The creator PERFORMING the story?! It’s a hell of a thing.”
Originally brought to life through the magic of Kickstarter, the HIGH SOCIETY DIGITAL AUDIO/VISUAL EXPERIENCE is a must-experience for all fans of Cerebus.
Cerebus was one of the first book that taught me that comics were more than just capes and tights and brought me great amounts of joy in my youth. I hope this new format will bring that joy to new readers.