Annotations for “6: Big Jimmy C. ” in Cinema Purgatorio #6
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.
- Pru (left)
- Pru is seated on the left.
- The scene is a take-off on the Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks.
- “Aunt Flo” is slang for a woman’s period.
- This is Big Jimmy C. or Cameron. He is based on android characters from The Terminator film/TV/etc. series. One spin-off character is named Cameron, as is the director of the initial film, James Cameron.
- There’s some sort of family stuff that is not entirely clear yet. Can anyone piece together the clues: Uncle Spike, Aunt Flo, Billy, and Pru’s parents: Annabelle and Alabaster Slapweather – suggest??
- This flashback references CP#5 P7,p3 where Kazathoth says “Annabelle and Alabaster are alive.”
- This references how terminator androids track down specific individuals, including initially Sarah Connor. Not sure of the significance of “Morag Flannery” – which may just be a common Scottish name, hence the terminator would have to kill a lot of namesakes to get to the intended victim.
- “There would be three or four and I’d have to work my way through them” references The Terminator, where the android tracks down and kills several women named Sarah Connor.
- “Govan” is a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland.
- The “possible responses” are a computer program that the terminator is supposed to select from internally. This parodies a brief scene from the original Terminator film (thanks for the link, commenter dhorks).
- “Glasgae” is Glasgow, Scotland.
- “Ah’ll no’ be back.” (I’ll not be back) parodies the Terminator‘s phrase “I’ll be back.”
- The torn photo features the first partial appearance of Pru’s adoptive parents Annabelle and Alabaster Slapweather (first mentioned on P6 of CP#5, first full appearance in flashback in CP#10.)