Jon Sable: Freelance
Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Jon Sable, Freelance #9, which was published by First Comics (although this scan is from the Omnibus edition published by IDW) and is cover dated February 1984. Enjoy!
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Was the rise of the radical intelligentsia desirable, was their unchecked progress necessary in order that mankind might be led to the broad uplands of democratic freedom? Or was the very concept of democratic freedom a blind alley, developed to make the world safe for an intelligentsia which is only happy when playing at politics, at no matter what cost in suffering to the multitude? (Edward Crankshaw, from The Fall of the House of Habsburg)
Society had tamed the erratic fellow by co-opting him into the mainstream. For its largest threats, society reserves success. (Richard Powers, from Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance)