48 years ago on this, the 15th day of September:
The sound of thunder like the crashing of a million tidal waves reverberated throughout a billion worlds.... echoing the ancient chasm of a massive super nova... And from the fire born of that dying star, a hammer of destruction slammed down onto the anvil of Ancient Days... And from this sinewed chasm of fire and iron and molten lava that split the galaxies asunder was forged the Great One... And he was born unto a mortal woman...
"And his name shall be, 'The Right Arm of God!' "
"But he will be known to the mortals as Daniel Constantine Marino!"
His power is great, his exploits legendary. No secondary could stop him. No lead was ever safe. He can subdue an alligator with his breath. He can undress any woman with a mere look. His bust in the Hall of Fame can heal the sick and give eyesight to the blind. Legend. Hero. Badass Motherfucker.
Happy Birthday, 13.
The Greatest. In his day.... and for all time