Cerebus has reached the 8th sphere, which is totally black (as opposed to white of the 7th). He has flashbacks while the evil judge and fake elf both disappear. But realizing the flashbacks are only a distraction, he starts going "up," but he splits into two, both the same except the other one doesn't have a sword or doll. He eventually ends up on a black and white chessboard.
Also includes a sketch of Cerebus and Trina Robbins done by Dave and Trina to benefit the Comic Legal Defense Fund.