As dyed-in-the-wool Alan Moore fans, I think that our Moore and O’Neill annotations are the most thorough. Others may be a bit spotty and await your insights via comments.
I am still looking for some partners to collaborate on these annotations. Especially wanted would be folks familiar with gaming (to round out Modded) and with the U.S. Civil War (to round out A More Perfect Union.) If you are interested, email me at linton.joe [at] gmail.com.
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.
I expect that we missed stuff, but we have basic annotations posted for all the stories in Cinema Purgatorio #3. Find annotations linked at the issue’s index. Look it over and use the comments to let us know what we missed.
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.
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.