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 #14

from The Origin of The Silver Surfer!
(by Stan Lee, John Buscema, Joe Sinnott and Sam Rosen)
(The Silver Surfer #1; August, 1968)

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John Buscema was one of the best in the comic book business! Was very sorry when he passed away a few years ago.
Will never forget his tough guy New York accent & delivery on the "How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way" video.
Great instruction he gave too! Helped me get into working for Marvel professionally.