Is That Old Man Gillen or Old Man Jerusalem in Cinema Purgatorio #18?

Today, Cinema Purgatorio #18 was published by Bleeding Cool's own publisher Avatar Press just 4 weeks before League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Tempest Book 6 from Top Shelf, the final comics works between Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.

But that also means the final chapters of a number of stories, A More Perfect Union by Max Brooks & Gabriel Andrade; Code Pru by Garth Ennis & Raulo Caceres, The Vast by Christos Gage & Gabriel Andrade… and Modded by Kieron Gillen & Nahuel Lopez.

Old Man Gillen or Old Man Jerusalem in Cinema Purgatorio #18?

And that final book, Modded, described as Mad Max meets Pokemon, goes off the deep end in terms of meta-ness. And as comics and games crash and clash, there's one more step the comic takes.

Old Man Gillen or Old Man Jerusalem in Cinema Purgatorio #18?

Welcome to Old Man Gillen. Or Old Man Jerusalem. Which? Both, simultaneously. Obviously. Games journalism, you see and clearly where Kieron is going to write all his novels one day. And also gives Kieron his Animal Man #25 moment.

I wonder if he will get this page framed and put up in his attic as a kind of preventative Dorian Gray?

CINEMA PURGATORIO #18 (MR)
(W) Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, Christos N. Gage (A) Raulo Caceres, Nahuel Lopez, Gabriel Andrade (A/CA) Kevin O'Neil
The end is upon us in the gut-wrenching final issue of this epic anthology! The final showing: "Cinema Purgatorio" by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill; "A More Perfect Union" by Max Brooks & Gabriel Andrade; "Code Pru" by Garth Ennis & Raulo Caceres; "Modded" by Kieron Gillen & Nahuel Lopez; and "The Vast" by Christos Gage & Gabriel Andrade. Each story has its own cover by the series artist and there is also an Ancient Tome Premium by Caceres. In Shops: May 29, 2019 SRP: $6.99

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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