My friend, @riffreft
sent me this package yesterday, and he pulled out no stops. Wrapped it like the grail diary, included a fun note and a little sketch of the Chachapoyan Idol.
So what are these? Rare hardcover library exclusive editions of three of the Dark Horse Indy comics. These are pretty unusual to find, never mind in this excellent condition. The entire run of Dark Horse comics was also released this way, and occasionally they come for sale at rather exorbitant prices. The fact that Mike stumbled on these three is really pretty phenomenal, and I definitely owe him for sending these. I’m planning to put the rest of the series together.
So while we’re on the topic of friendship, a serious note:
You may have noticed that I posted a story the other day about a friend’s passing. David was a great guy, a fellow Indiana Jones, a Han Solo, a Ghostbuster, and The Doctor. I didn’t know him as well as many, but I’ll forever cherish one night in particular several years ago. We had seen Raiders of the Lost Ark together, shared several drinks, and I taught him how to crack his bullwhip. The conversation was effortless; he cared deeply for everything I had to say. It was a beautiful night of camaraderie.
I don’t know what demons he was fighting, I never had that insight. Clearly he bore a burden heavier than he ever expressed, because he took his own life the other day.
Our last correspondence was in March. I had sent him a couple tickets to a movie. He told me he owed me a beer. Then he said we needed to catch up. I agreed, saying we’d have to find the time. We never got that beer, and we never caught up.
Ladies and gentlemen, check in with your friends. There is ALWAYS time. You don’t need to find it, you need to make it. I won’t make that mistake again.
Rest in peace, David, my friend.
, I owe you a beer. And we will make the time.
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