by Paul Gilligan
(from Pooch Cafe)
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sound advice from the King of Comics
(God, I miss you, Jack; you and Steve and
John and Mark M. and a host of others)
thanks to Steve Niles for the tip off
George Wilson cover from
Gold Key Comics found on
The Bristol Board. I have
(a) no idea what the story
was like and (b) no desire to
find out for fear it will fail
to live up to the glorious
insanity of this cover.
“So exactly what does ‘han’ mean in Korean?”
“Well, it can have several meanings depending on the context.”
“What about the one that means ‘loneliness’ or ‘isolation’?”
“Hmm, I suppose it can mean that,
but that’s only a small part of it.
It would also include great sadness and hatred.”
“So, it’s kind of like the blues.”
“No, not like the blues. That’s too soft.
If you say your heart is filled with han,
it means you are full of anger and sadness
and hatred and despair and loneliness past
the most extreme feelings you can bear.
It means you’ve gone to the end and
there is no turning back.”
So in other words,
Batman has han.”
art by Caldwell Easley