Code Pru CP06

Cinema Purgatorio #6, Code Pru cover. Art by Raulo Caceres
Cinema Purgatorio #6, Code Pru cover. Art by Raulo Caceres

Annotations for “6: Big Jimmy C. ” in Cinema Purgatorio #6

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


  • Pru (left)

Page 1

panel 1

  • Pru is seated on the left.
  • The scene is a take-off on the Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks.

panel 4

  • Aunt Flo” is slang for a woman’s period.

Page 2

panel 1

Page 3

panels 2-4

  • 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??

Page 4

panel 5

  • This flashback references CP#5 P7,p3 where Kazathoth says “Annabelle and Alabaster are alive.”

Page 5

panel 1

  • 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.

panel 3

  • “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.

Page 6

panel 1

  • 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).

panel 5

  • “Glasgae” is Glasgow, Scotland.

Page 7

panel 5

  • “Ah’ll no’ be back.” (I’ll not be back) parodies the Terminator‘s phrase “I’ll be back.”

Page 8

panel 6

  • 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.)

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5 thoughts on “Code Pru CP06

  1. I think Morag Flannery is just an amusing Scottish name. She doesn’t sound as sexy and exciting as Sarah Connor. It’s nice to imagine the future SNP sending killer androids back in time, probably for something to do with devolution.


    1. Actually this is a little bit odd, but…

      Just reading a back-prog, 2000AD prog 473. And in the Strontium Dog story, one of the characters is called Morag Flannery. From Stoke Poges.

      I know Garth Ennis used to work for 2000AD. Apart from that though I don’t recall the name before, so I don’t think it was some sort of running joke at Tharg’s Nerve Centre. Maybe Garth just overheard it, or was reading prog 473 one day? He was a fan of 2000AD before he started writing for them (at a young age, too, I think about 18).

      What an odd little conundrum!

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  2. Hey Joe, how come there’s no way to post on Code Pru #8 and #9’s page?

    Because I wanted to comment on Pru 09, namely the title. Night of the Living, Dawn Of, and Day Of The Dead, are George Romero’s first 3 “Dead Series” films. 3 of the first, and certainly the best, zombie films. Modern films still follow Romero’s rules generally.


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