Below are annotations for “Brief You On Our Current Situation” 7 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #14.
Writer: Max Brooks, Artist: Gabriel Andrade
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.
- The bearded soldier appears to be James Zimmerman.
- This is apparently General James “Pete” Longstreet who appeared in issue #7. (There are three somewhat-similar-looking big-black-beard soldiers in the story: Longstreet, General Jeb Stuart, and James Zimmerman.)
- The bearded man is General Robert Edward Lee – also introduced in CP#2.
- “Admiral [David G.] Farragut” was a real world Civil War naval leader – mentioned earlier in CP2 P6,p3.
- “Potomac” is the Potomac River, the large east coast river that forms the border between Virginia and Washington D.C.
- Left to right are: (moustache), Lee, (assistant), Longstreet, (moustache), and (beard).
- “Following their scent” may refer to following the “Sioux-scent” mentioned on page 3 of issue #2.
- The “Pete” mentioned here confirms that the black-bearded man is General James “Pete” Longstreet.
- “General [Henry Jackson] Hunt” was the real world union artillery chief at Gettysburg, mentioned earlier (mentioned earlier on P6 of CP#9).
- The “prize” is not clear yet. Possibly it is some sort of queen ant? It was first mentioned in CP2 P3,p3.
- The intersection of “Tarrytown and Wheatfield roads” doesn’t bring up any matches. It appears that “Tarrytown” should be “Taneytown” which would describe this site.
- “Custer” – see next page.
- This is the first full appearance of, as stated, George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876). Custer achieved fame as a Union Civil War leader, but is now best known for being killed by Native Americans at the Battle of Little Big Horn.