I believe in luck. I believe in Hope. I also believe in hard work. I used this phrase before, it reminds me to participate, “If you pray for potatoes grab a hoe.” I must do the work. Doing the work in front of me will put me in the position to accept luck when it comes my way. The same could be said of Joe Kupert. He did the work that put him in a position to become one of the greatest comic book artists.
The Luckiest Person
“I was and still am the luckiest person in the world.” - Joe Kubert
The Prehistoric World was not a safe place for the primitive man. Tor, our hero, sees the primitive world differently. He is learning and growing. He finds it difficult to follow the rules of the clan and seeks what is right or just. Saving his friend Zul from a dinosaur causes Tor to be exiled from his clan. Alone he and his companion, a monkey he calls Chee-Chee must face the challenges of the Prehistoric World. He uses his wits and strength to face these challenges. To Tor he may even think it is luck to survive.
It is difficult to talk about good luck because we immediately start thinking about the bad luck. Luck is one of those things that can be confusing or profound. How often do we find bad luck which eventually turns into the luckiest thing? Successful people in the world often talk about “being in the right place at the right time”. This is not to discount the hard work successful people do. We start seeking ways to be in that right place to test luck. Seeking luck does not help. Let us forget luck and just focus on what is in front of us to accomplish. Luck is going to happen either way we turn. Focus on the moment. Focusing on the present relieves us of the desire for luck. We have a goal, seek to make the accomplishment and at the end we will see just how lucky we really were.
First Appearance: 1,000,000 Years Ago, #1 (September 1953), St. John Comics
Creators: Joe Kubert