The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Art of the Panel: EC #2

from War Story!
(by John Severin and Bill Elder)
(Two-Fisted Tales, #19; Jan-Feb, 1951)


Hyde Family said...

Great new series! I love it.

swac said...

I have a few ideas for this as well...

Mr DeBakey said...

If I'd just hung onto those
Sgt Fury & his Howlin' Commandos

Of course, they wuz kinda dog-eared
by the time they were disposed of.

Gloria said...

I quite like Kurtzman's war stories at EC... Only complaint is that there were too litle WW1 stories for my taste ;P

Though I must admit that I like Will Elder better for his deliriously crazy pannels at early "MAD"