Below are annotations for “Untitled (The Nature of your Mission is Now Clear)” 6 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #11
Writer: Christos Gage, Artist: Gabriel Andrade
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 monster training team receives orders and departs to destroy a Russian kaiju base located in Australia.
- The cover depicts Janna Pleshette atop her kaiju Baby.
- On the left are first appearances of Erica, Clark, and an unnamed general. On the right are recurring characters: Janna Pleshette and Stan Pons.
- “We dropped the ball on Australia” was mentioned and shown briefly in CP2 pages 1-2, where another general states: “Apex made landfall in Perth… Australia is now an alien world.”
Pages 2-3 – no specific annotations
- In Greek mythology, Icarus was a young man who died flying too close to the sun.
- “Hair of the dog [that bit you]” is a reputed way to cure an alcohol hangover by drinking more alcohol.
- “LZ” stands for Landing Zone.
- First appearance of Erica’s kaiju “Jelly” and Clark’s kaiju “Rock“.
- Top to bottom are: Pons/Sebastian, Clark/Rock, Erica/Jelly, and Pleshette/Baby.