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: Marvel #5


from Gunpowder Range!
(by Chuck Miller)
(Two-Gun Kid #38; August, 1957)

3 comments :

swac said...

Nice vest! The Kid always was a snappy dresser.

Booksteve said...

I'm thinking this is probably from a reprint somewhere as the early Two-Gun Kid was NOT the same character with the mask and the vest. In later reprinted stories, though, the art was retouched to make him appear to be the later Matt Hawk character.

rookgaroo said...

You had to be handy with a shootin' iron if you wanted to dress like that. Not only could The Kid shoot a flea off a coyote's behind while in the saddle, but he looked absolutely fabulicious doing it.