Code Pru CP04

Cinema Purgatorio #4, Code Pru cover. Art by Raulo Caceres
Cinema Purgatorio #4, Code Pru cover. Art by Raulo Caceres

Annotations for “4: Mommy’s Boy” in Cinema Purgatorio #4

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: TBA


  • The cover appears to take place in the middle of P8 below. Pru has apparently caught Officer Sal checking her out.

Page 1

panel 1

  • “Paranormal-Americans” as a replacement for “monsters” references so-called politically-correct language, such as calling blacks “African-Americans.”

panel 2

  • The people speaking are Pru and her co-worker Eric Astrachan.

panels 3-4

  • William (face shown in p4) is the vampire from Purgatorio #2.

Page 2

panel 1

  • Completing “mon–” would be “monsters.”
  • “Mommy” is a play on the word “mummy.”

Page 3

panels 2-3

  • These panels form a fixed-camera sequence. The point of view repeats on panels through P6, conveying a long wait to be seen by a doctor.

Page 4

panels 1-3

Page 5

panels 1-3

panel 4

  • Nitpick: “specialised” is the British spelling of “specialized.”
  • “Little black plastic box” is apparently a smart phone or a TV.

Page 6

panels 1-3

panel 4

  • “Likes” and hashtags are from social media.

Page 7

panel 1

  • Thoth” is an Egyptian god.

panel 3

  • The policeman, Sal Montagnani, is recalling issue #2 P7,p5.

Page 8

panel 1

  • Pru and Eric encounted the policeman Sal in issue #2 P2-8.

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One thought on “Code Pru CP04

  1. I think the plastic box of self-absorption is most likely a smartphone, particularly Facebook and blogging and all that sort of tedious nonsense. The Internet was better in the old days!


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