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 #11

from Under Cover
(Written by Bill Gaines & Al Feldstein, illustrated by Wally Wood)
(Shock SuspenStories #6; Dec.-Jan. 1953)


Mr DeBakey said...

Racist & Sadist
What an exciting combo!

Bedwetter too, probably

Vanwall said...

"When better drawings are drawn, they'll be drawn by Wood, he's real gone"

EC for me, see?

Steven Augustine said...

She must have been spooning with a... Catholic!

swac said...

Or possibly a beatnik.

Daniel Poeira said...

Gaines, Feldstein and Wood... "they were collaborators" of the finest kind... I'm glad the mainstream and the art market never figured that out, or they would be ruinded to all of us by now.