The Vast CP08

Cinema Purgatorio #8, The Vast cover, art by Gabriel Andrade

Below are annotations for “Untitled [How’d you know]” 6 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #8

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: TBA


  • The cover depicts Janna Pleshette and her yet-unnamed kaiju.
  • The internal cover reprints the cover from CP#7, which goes with this story (as CP#7 mistakenly reprinted CP#6’s The Vast story.)

Page 1

panel 1

  • Left to right are humans: Janna Pleshette, Stan Pons, and Keith Dyson.

Page 2

panel 2

  • First appearance of “The Nursery.”
  • Kaiju” is the Japanese giant-monster genera; it’s Japanese for “strange beast.”
Crossed+100 #4 Crossed Culture variant cover - art by Gabriel Andrade
Crossed+100 #4 Crossed Culture variant cover – art by Gabriel Andrade

Page 3

panel 4

  • The Russian kaiju nursery is somewhat reminiscent of the Crossed+100 Crossed training facilities, portrayed by the same artist Gabriel Andrade, and written by Alan Moore.

Page 4

panel 1

  • Apparently “the nurturers” are a faction separate from the Americans.

Page 5

panel 3

  • “Terraformer” implies a class of kaiju that can have significant impacts on the planetary environment. The existence of such creatures running wild may be an existential threat to humanity. The control of such a creature is obviously of (pardon the pun) Vast importance.

panel 5

Page 6

panel 1

  • “Caleb” is Pleshette’s lover (fiance?), featured in CP#2.
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base” is an actual base located in Anchorage, Alaska.

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