The Vast CP03

Cinema Purgatorio #3 The Vast cover, art by Gabriel Andrade
Cinema Purgatorio #3 The Vast cover, art by Gabriel Andrade

Below are annotations for “Untitled (What’s left of Anchorage, Alaska)” 6 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #3

Writer: Christos Gage, Artist: Gabriel Andrade

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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: The grounded pilots walk through Anchorage wreckage. They encounter a mutated man, then enter a store. Janna encounters a small monster, which she feeds a twinkle snack, after which it follows her.

Cover

  • The city does not appear to be Anchorage where the story is taking place.

Page 1

panel 2

  • Left to right are Keith Dyson, Janna Pleshette and Chu.
  • Kodiak Island,” mentioned last issue, is an actual large island in the state of Alaska.

panel 3

  • “On our six” refers to the location of numbers on a clock face, with six being directly behind.
  • This panel sets up a page-turn reveal.

Page 2

Page 3 – no specific annotations

Page 4

Page 5

70s era Marvel Comics Twinkies advertisement - image via Michael Allen Leonard
70s era Marvel Comics Twinkies advertisement – image via Michael Allen Leonard

panels 4-5

  • “Iwinkles” appear to be Twinkies, likely renamed to avoid copyright infringement.
  • Christos Gage, in this comment, mentioned that “The bit inThe Vast where Janna feeds the baby monster Twinkies is a nod to the 1970s Marvel/DC Hostess ads where the junk food defeated the villains.”

Page 6 – no specific annotations

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