Annotations for “13: One More Moondance with You, My Love” 8 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #13
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.
- The cover does not really correspond to the story. In an interview with Caceres, this blog’s authors queried if the cover corresponded to a specific story about giants. Caceres responded “It’s not based on anything, but considering the syringe, he may not be a giant and she may be Thumbelina.”
- The title is the opening lyric of the Van Morrison song Moondance. The reference is that infected humans turn into werewolves on full moon nights.
Page 2 – no specific annotations
- In gay slang “bears” are larger, hairier men.
- A “dingleberry” is “a particle of fecal matter attached to the anal hair of an animal”.
- The office responding to the gay werewolf’s blood references unfounded fears, especially early in the AIDS epidemic, that an infected person’s blood would be highly contagious.
- “The bullet’s silver” refers to a silver bullet as, in folklore, what can kill a werewolf.
- “You can tell me to fuck myself again” refers to the earlier incident (CP#2 p7,p5) where Pru tells tell officers off after they make homophobic comments at her partner Eric.
- “Francis” is the Frankenstein monster who appeared in CP#2.
- The name of the bar, “Blue Moon”, is a multi-layer pun. “Blue” can be slang for “sexual”, and “moon” refers to werewolves; hence “Blue Moon” for a place werewolves go to pick up sex partners.
- The rainbow flag flies outside the bar.