Published between 1981 and 1984, Dave’s six Swords of Cerebus volumes were his first attempt to collect the book in a more permanent form. He gave each story included in these volumes a prose introduction, explaining where the book stood when he’d been working on that particular issue and how he was thinking of its prospects at the time. This is the third of his five introductions in Swords volume 5.
"I wanted to show that Lord Julius (like Elrod) always lands on his feet
and that (unlike Elrod) it is as a result of his own political timing
and manipulation of resources at hand," says Dave.
Next week: Neal Adams inspires Dave to walk the extra mile.