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: Fawcett #3


from The Circus of Death
(by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck)
(Whiz Comics #6; July, 1940)

5 comments :

erik hogstrom said...

"SHAZAM!" I always wanted to become Captain Marvel when I was a kid, but no matter how many times I said the word, I remained just a little kid.

swac said...

I love C.C. Beck, one of my favourite comics artists, right up there with Jack Cole and Will Eisner (now there's an art of the panel series...)

Vanwall said...

I loved Beck and Otto Binder's humorous "Fatman" comic - it only lasted three issues, but I read every one until they disintegrated; hell, they were meant for that end, IMHO.

Christopher said...

..LOL.."He must be part of the Show"...those are funny...

swac said...

This must tie in to that Elvis pic sleeve from a while back...