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Love this interview with legendary comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby, in which he not only tells of some Biblical inspiration in his character creation (“The Silver Surfer is a fallen angel”), but also has some wonderful words about seeking answers about life:

I’m a guy that lives with a lot of questions. I say “What’s out there?”, and I try to resolve that. And I never can. I don’t think anybody can. Who’s got the answers? I sure would like to hear the ultimate one. But I haven’t yet. And so I live with a lot of questions.

And I find that entertaining… If my life were to end tomorrow, it would be fulfilled in that manner. I would say, “The questions have been terrific.”

To learn more about Jack Kirby, pick up a copy of Mark Evanier’s Kirby: King of Comics, and for more on the ‘superheroes-as-modern-day-gods’ topic, see Chris Knowles’ Our Gods Wear Spandex.