"Science is a maw, or headless and limbless stomach, an amoeba-like gut that maintains itself by incorporating the assimilable and rejecting the indigestible …" - Charles Fort
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
(Panel by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby et al, from 1962’s Tales To Astonish #27.)
"All murderers are punished, unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace. We want there to be peace. We want people to live in peace all around the world. “
President George W. Bush, 2002
"The global threat to our security was clear. So was our duty: to act to eliminate it."
Prime Minister Tony Blair, 2004
(Panel 1 by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Chic Stone et al, from Fantastic Four Annual #3, 1964. Page by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Shane Oakley, Alan Moore, George Freeman et al, from Albion, as collected in 2006 .)
"It is only those who have never fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation."
William Tecumseh Sherman
(Panels by Bill Everett, Mike Friedrich et al, from Sub-Mariner #50, 1972)
The back cover to 1973’s “Marvel Annual 1974”, a hardbacked collection of black and white reprints chosen apparently at random. (The front cover was exactly the same, but mine is rather more battered than the back.) The splendid Lee Grice- @LovelyLee_G at Tumblr - informs me that the artist was Geoff Campion
Kieron Gillen calls it “probably my most candid interview ever”! The first part of his discussion with TooBusyThinking about Kid Loki and Journey Into Mystery is up now. Please do feel free to pass the word. I genuinely think folks will find it interesting!
You can find the interview here.
"As for rioting, the old Roman way of dealing with them is always the right one; flog the rank and file and fling the ringleaders from the Tarpeian Rock."
Dr Thomas Arnold
(Panel by Steve McNiven,Mark Millar et al, from Civil War #3, 2006)