Annotations for all of the stories in Cinema Purgatorio #4 are posted. They’re hasty – but more-or-less done. Read ’em, add comments for stuff we got wrong or missed. We’ll be reviewing and adding more detail in the days ahead. Find all kinds of Purgatorio annotations via our Annotations Index.
Alan Moore says it is “really really good.”
The Avatar Press website says it is “the biggest names in comics delivering tales that will grab you by the gut and tie you in knots.” Avatar also says it is due in comic shops today: Wednesday June 29.
My nearly three-year-old daughter and I bicycled over to our nearest Local Comics Store – The Secret Headquarters – and my hopes were dashed. No new Purgatorio. My secondary LCSs – Golden Apple and Meltdown – did not have copies either. They all assured me that it is due out next week: Wednesday July 6.
We settled for Black Panther #3 and Spongebob Comics #57 this week.
(Digital Purgatorio did arrive this week – see review at My Little Underground)
Alan Moore, from an interview at the The Odditorium Tent at the Brighton Festival earlier this year (starting at about 21:30):
I’ll be finishing off Cinema Purgatorio, incidentally which is great – the fun that Kevin and I are having with that. We don’t really settle in until issue three. The first two are OK, but the third one that’s really really good. They kind of get better.
We’ve got basic annotations up for all the stories in Cinema Purgatorio #2. Find all the annotations via our Annotations Index page. Some of them are a little sparse, so please add comments for stuff that we’ve missed.
We’re looking for a few folks to help out with these annotations. Specifically someone who knowledgeable about the Civil War to help with A More Perfect Union and someone who knows about gaming to help with Modded. We’ve got basic stuff up for Union and Modded, but it feels like there is a lot more going on that we are not quite hip to. If you are interested in contributing, please email linton.joe [at] gmail.com.
Cinema Purgatorio #1 is due in comic stores tomorrow – Wednesday May 4. Because we already received the electronic version via pledging Kickstarter, basic annotations for the Cinema Purgatorio #1 Kevin O’Neill and Alan Moore story “The Fatal Officers in ‘Hushed Up!’” are posted here. We’ve also annotations posted for the Raulo Caceres and Garth Ennis Code Pru “prulogue” issues here. We’re still finishing the other stories. Find all the Purgatorio #1 materials here, or get all the annotations via our big complicated overall annotations index page. We’ve set things up so that each story gets its very own page.
Updated: basic annotations up for all five stories in CP#1.
If we missed anything or got things wrong, let us know in the comments!