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 #15

from Welcome to Neptunia!
(Artists Unknown)
(Life With Archie #16; September, 1962)


Marc said...

i like archie's nudity, finger in mouth, ejection from forehead

Kyle said...

I don't think either of those things are what Archie thinks they are.

Or, more likely, I could be reading too far into this.

Christopher said...

go for it Arch.

Tommy O'C said...

Mmmm...would you like to try a "sea foam soda," babe?

Tim Lucas said...

Was this the story about Archie's dream date with Jayne and Audrey Meadows?

Tom Sutpen said...


After going through a lot of these old 'Archie' comics for this series, I would not be surprised if the artists had something like that in mind. There are all kinds of bizarre, even disquieting touches buried in those books.