A More Perfect Union CP09

cover art
Cinema Purgatorio #9, A More Perfect Union cover by German Ponce

Below are annotations for “Untitled (Never Heard So Many)” 10 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #9.

Writer: Max Brooks, Artist: Gabriel Andrade

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Go to A More Perfect Union annotations index

Note: Some of this is obvious, but you never know who’s reading and what their exposure is. If there’s anything we missed or got wrong, let us know in comments.

General: TBA


  • coming soon

Page 1

panel 1

  • On the left is “Sargeant” someone?? Suggest??
  • On the right, the black-bearded soldier is apparently James Calvin Zimmerman, who first appeared in CP#1.

panel 2

panel 4

  • First appearance of unnamed bald soldier in tree. Who is this?? Suggest??

Page 2-3 – no specific annotations

Page 4

panel 1

  • The explosion is apparently the human artillery bombardment beginning.

panel 2

  • coming soon

Page 5 – no specific annotations

Page 6

panel 1

  • The bearded man is Robert E. Lee.
  • This is the first mention of “General Hunt” referring to Henry Jackson Hunt (1819-1889) Chief of Artillery for the union army at the real world Battle of Gettysburg.

Page 7-9 – no specific annotations

Page 10

panel 1

  • First appearance of an all-black soldier group. See Max Brooks interview about black-white relations in A More Perfect Union.

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