OPEN APOLOGY TO neal
were right in not giving back my part in Ms. Mystic.
turned my back on you and her to try to bring a new hope to
the world. It was a tough ride as you know and it became tougher
since the day I landed in the Middle-East and settled in Israel.
if I was to give up because I was afraid of failing, I can't
rightly return and claim Ms. Mystic back. My fear should have
remained mine alone and not to be thrown on you.
were also right about my having been like a terrorist.
a man is given the ability to give new hope to a troubled
civilization, and turns his back on his mission - it's as
if he let the world be destroyed. That's terrorism at it's
Something about your science project has haunted me over the
past few years. It wasn't the science, everything you say
and feel about it are true. It's the guts you're showing -
the courage to put your reputation and your life on the line
in order to fully release the truths you hold. It's the faith
you're showing by taking the first step, knowing you might
fall a few times and still come back standing tall. That's
been very inspiring to me in the same way you inspired me
so many years ago as the kid in Lebanon who was set ablaze
by your art.
been wandering in and out of the Judea Desert by the Dead
Sea thinking all this over and over. Getting stronger - learning
to walk the walk and talk the talk. I'm in the right place
and the right time to help spark the imagination of all who've
waited to see the face of the messenger who'll calm the troubled
very sorry about all of the accusations, the lawyers and the
pain I may have caused you. I hope you may find it in your
heart to forgive me.
See you in the comics, my friend
Revised excerpt from your website about your science project,
bottom of page.)
This mission is the biggest, most incredible thing I've ever
done in my life.
friends who think I've invested too much of my reputation
in this mission and failure if I'm wrong would disgrace me
somehow, I say 'don't you worry about it for one minute.'
a big boy and I've done my homework and the fact that I don't
resort to the language of rabbis, priests or muftis doesn't
mean I don't fully understand the human heart on a basic and
profound level. I do.
those of you who don't think I'm serious about what I do and
I'm light meat, do this.
everyone who knows me what impact my determination to elevate
comics unto the world stage of cultural events has had on
their own aspirations since those days of wandering around
the California beaches and the New York streets until today.
know comics are light and fluffy compared to religion, but
I don't make my moves 'till I've dotted my i's and crossed
my t's. And yes, I know I'm up against 99.9 percent of the
to be honest, I kinda' like those odds.
try this - When it's revealed that The One is amongst us...won't
that be the hoot?
Neal Adams / Michael Netzer