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: Archie #13


from Cold Cash
(Artists Unknown)
(Life With Archie #42; October, 1965)

4 comments :

Brent McKee said...

During the infamous "Archie Superheroes" period, where Archie was Pureheart and the whole gang were superheroes.

Christopher said...

this looks naughty

justjack said...

What the heck is wrong with Mr. Lodge's clothes? They don't fit him at all. It's like they shrank on him or something.

Pins and said...

All that money couldn't buy Lodge long enough pants?