Archangel #2, Page 18

Page 18 sees VINCE pick sides

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JUNIOR is asserting his dominance.

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VINCE has a Derringer in an ankle-holster. The Remington Derringer was manufactured from 1866 until 1935.

William Gibson notes that VINCE having a hold-out gun like this is inspired by OSS Colonel Rex Applegate, whose book Kill or Get Killed (1943) is considered a classic manual of combat. He also notes that Applegate may have trained VINCE.

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[No comment].

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Could this be an allusion to "Life on Mars"? A BBC TV show where the protagonist (Sam Tyler) kinda travels back in time to the 1970s.