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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Black Lightning Premier
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 at 08:18:30 am EST (Viewed 327 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Black Lightning Premier
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 at 02:09:05 am EST (Viewed 327 times)




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    And this episode opened with that Justice Like Lightning poem that later showed up in Thunderbolts #1. Thunderbolts #1 said poet Thomas Randolph wrote that. But I don't think he did. I think Busiek got it from a comic that wrongly attributed it to Randolph.


It's a paraphrase of a piece written by Milo Sweetman, a fourteenth century Archbishop of Armagh. The original text runs:

"Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear. Of mortal justice if thou scorn the rod, believe and tremble, thou art judged of God."