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 #18


from In the Claws of Bounty-Hawk!
(by Mike Friedrich, Dick Ayers, Jack Abel and Artie Simek)
(The Outlaw Kid #12; October, 1972)

4 comments :

justjack said...

Well, this would explain how Bounty-Hawk got his left claw....

Brooks said...

The Mythbusters tested the "shoot the gun out of the hand" thing. Results - sometimes possible to remove the gun but the shrapnel of the bullet will make a mess out of you.

swac said...

True, it's good in theory, but it's really too small and too fast a target, especially when compared to a head or a torso.

Then again, shattering the hand of a rival gunslinger might have kinda been the point as well.

Christopher said...

..it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that thwing..