Saturday, January 2, 2010
I had hoped with the last of the character profiles that we were through the teeny weeny chapters, but it was not to be.
Stormy Weather is another joke chapter.
While a storm rages outside the Prime Minister's rooms Sophia trembles under the covers. Cerebus can't understand how a woman who can happily behead Borealan mercenaries three at a time can be terrified of a storm. To me this was further evidence that Sophia had gone from being a thinly veiled parody of Red Sonya to a genuine princess type who had some very human phobias.
While Cerebus lays in bed, scowling, the door flies open and in runs Henrot-Gutch in her night dress, she promptly dives under the covers joining her daughter. The last words are Sophia's saying that fear of thunder storms runs in her family.
It was actually pretty funny, but I'm not sure why Dave felt the need to bother publishing it as a separate chapter. It doesn't really illustrate anything and it doesn't deserve a chapter of its own.