Code Pru CP02

Cinema Purgatorio #2, Code Pru cover. Art by Raulo Caceres
Cinema Purgatorio #2, Code Pru cover. Art by Raulo Caceres

Annotations for “2: And Lost in the Darkness and Distance” in Cinema Purgatorio #2

Writer: Garth Ennis, Artist: Raulo Caceres

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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: Pru and her co-worker have a confrontation with four NYPD officers who are using excessive force on Francis, who is Frankenstein’s monster.

Cover

  • Depicted is Pru; the image is similar to the conclusion of last issue.

frontspiece

  • Characters are Pru and her friend Judy (who appears in Code Pru comics #1 and #2)

Page 1

panel 2

  • On the left is Pru, full name Prudence Slapweather. On the right is Pru’s  paramedic co-worker Eric Astrachan. (Eric’s name isn’t revealed until CP #3 P7,p3.)

Page 2

panel 1

  • The central figure is, of course, Frankenstein’s monster, here called Francis.
  • “New York’s Finest” is a nickname for the NYPD.
  • “Caannd… breeeeaaade” is “can’t breathe.”
  • The chapter title “And Lost in the Darkness and Distance” echoes the closing line of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: “He [Frankenstein’s monster] was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.”

Page 3-6 – no specific annotations

Page 7

panel 4

  • Cheese flaps” is apparently a slang insult meaning fat.

Page 8 – no specific annotations

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