Amazon has new Kevin O’Neill cover art for the new “The Complete Collection” paperback edition of Cinema Purgatorio. currently due out May 12, 2020. The trade contains just the Moore and O’Neill Purgatorio stories and has a new title “This is Sinerama.” Continue reading
The eighteenth and, at least for now, final issue of Cinema Purgatorio came out last May. The logical next step should be a collected edition.
For whatever reason there’s no collection available as of mid-November 2019. There are a couple of collections in the works, though.
In early October, a listing for a $19.99 Cinema Purgatorio Collection Paperback (due out April 28, 2020) appeared at Amazon. Soon thereafter Bleeding Cool ran a brief story about it, with essentially no additional information. Based on the cover art shown at Amazon, the collection appears to include just the Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s Purgatorio stories.
That’s all folks. AFAWK.
Cinema Purgatorio has come to an end. The initial eighteen-issue run has concluded.
Your hard-working annotations team have posted our once-through for all of the stories in issue 18. Access all the annotations via the index page. Let us know what we missed or got wrong. Continue reading
We’ve published basic annotations for all the stories in Cinema Purgatorio #16. There are now only two more issues to go – so some of these plots are showing signs of nearing their conclusions. There’s a lot interesting stuff in this issue, from Superman to The Thing to Bubble Bobble to Admiral Farragut to a Kaiju named Baby. Find all the exciting pages via the annotations index page.
We hope you’re enjoying these annotations. Help us round them out by adding comments on what we missed or got wrong.
Max Brooks’ A More Perfect Union Cinema Purgatorio story line changed artists on issue 8.
AMPU issues 1 through 7 were drawn by Michael DiPascale. DiPascale had done quite a bit artwork for Avatar Press, including drawing Absolution, God Is Dead, and lots of covers from Providence Weird Pulp variants to various Uber and Crossed covers. In September 2016, DiPascale posted that he had “severed all ties” with Avatar Press.
In between DiPascale and Andrade, Avatar Press had begun to work with artist German Ponce. Ponce’s AMPU cover artwork for issue 8 still appears on the publisher’s website. Several pages of Ponce’s internal AMPU artwork for issue 8 are viewable online, though none of his AMPU art appeared in print.
Purgatorio Annotato emailed with Ponce earlier this month to better understand the story of his unpublished A More Perfect Union artwork. Continue reading