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: DC #4

from The Hand of Doom
(by Jim Mooney)
(House of Secrets #1; Nov-Dec, 1956)


Kreisler said...

Red ones are always the worst

Brent McKee said...

Jim Mooney is probably best known for his work on Supergirl in the 1960s and on Batman for a few years before that. He got his start in the business in the 1940s when he first met Stan Lee. He later worked at Marvel in the 1970s and '80s before freelancing for a while. He died In March 2008 at the age of 88.