oh my word, cuz.. Cerebus, you're a critter..
originally I was just going to post Cerebus as just one story worthy of reading -which it is- but at 300 issues, and that being the least daunting thing about the series, I decided to go with some selected works.
Here's 3 things you need to know about Cerebus going in:
1. Cerebus, though starting off as a parody of Conan the Barbarian, is one of the most singular and noteworthy stories to ever be written in a comic.
2. should you accept the challenge of reading this story, you will never read another story like it again in your life; that's a promise.
3. you really don't need to read the first book, it doesn't get that good until High Society.
Cerebus is one of those rare series that improves in both artistic quality and depth the further into it you read; but it is certainly challenging, and becomes more challenging the deeper you go, especially to the casual reader.
My advice to anyone who's interested: read High Society, read the Church & State books; those are just good stories, just good comics, regardless of how interested you are in Cerebus' story.
The more of this series you read, the more challenging it becomes, but also the more worthwhile. Not everyone will be able to see this story through to it's end, but for those who do, new worlds await.
This particular volume is the best place to start; it's about a barbarian becoming the Prime Minister.