Code Pru CP14

Cinema Purgatorio #14 Code Pru cover by Raulo Caceres

Annotations for “14: Busted” 8 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #14

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 depicts some kind of siren or mermaid, which does not appear in the issue. Raulo Caceres described the cover as “I simply wanted to use the typical image of the nurse signaling for silence (I remember that iconography of my childhood, on posters of the hospital) and it occurred to me that I could have as a patient a siren who with her singing had bewitched the hospital staff unintentionally.”

Page 1

panel 1

  • Story title “Busted” – suggest?? (Though earlier issue titles have referenced monster movies… this one may just be something a police officer would say… and Montagnani’s mom might say when she discovers him with someone else in bed?)

Page 2

panel 1

  • The man in bed is the police officer, Sal Montagnani, who first appeared in CP#2 and then in CP#4.

Page 3

panel 3

  • “Going and fucking yourself as hard as you possibly could” is what Pru told the police officer to do earlier – see CP#2 P7,p5.

panel 4

  • “My blood was up” is an expression meaning Pru was angry.

Page 4

panel 1

  • “Why did you call us that time?” apparently refers to CP#2, which ends with Pru and Eric wondering who had called them.

panel 3

  •  “Paras” is short for “Paranormal-Americans,” Code Pru’s politically correct term for monsters – see CP#4 P1.

panel 5

  • “Riordan” was the CP#2 police officer who made homophobic slurs.

Page 5

panel 4

  • Pru’s “parents getting decapitated” continues clues toward her parents, Annabelle and Alabaster Slapweather.

panels 5-6

  • “Suicidal vampire… William” – see CP#1.

Page 6

panel 3

  • “Headbutt…” – see CP#2.

panel 6

  • “Para–” – see P4,p3 above.

Page 7 – no specific annotations

Page 8

panel 5

  • Sudden rain? – suggest??

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4 thoughts on “Code Pru CP14

  1. The first one to not feature it’s own monster… or is it?

    Only one I can think of is Mrs Bates from Psycho, in which case Pru’s lovelife is going to be a bit more complicated than she planned for. Maybe that’s why Nor^H^HSal has been so reticent to approach Pru all this time?

    Just a guess. But I’ve got a feeling SOMETHING is going on there. I admit I’m not as well up on film monsters as some of our hosts here.

    If it’s not that, then maybe the Invisible Man is a voyeur.


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