Annotations for “2: And Lost in the Darkness and Distance” in Cinema Purgatorio #2
Writer: Garth Ennis, Artist: Raulo Caceres
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.
- Depicted is Pru; the image is similar to the conclusion of last issue.
- 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.)
- 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
- “Cheese flaps” is apparently a slang insult meaning fat.
Page 8 – no specific annotations