The Vast CP11

Cinema Purgatorio #11 The Vast cover by Gabriel Andrade

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

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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 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.

Page 1

panel 1

  • 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

Page 4

panel 1

  • In Greek mythology, Icarus was a young man who died flying too close to the sun.

Page 5

panel 2

panel 4

Page 6

panel 1

  • 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.

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