Ok, how about this for an idea. We take it in turns to post a favourite (British spelling) comic cover every day. This went really well on the comic fan website that I used to frequent. What we tried to do was find a theme or subject and follow that, until we all got bored with that theme. I'd like to propose a theme of letters of the alphabet. So, for the remainder of October (only 5 days) and all of November, we post comic cover pictures associated with the letter "A". Then in December, we post covers pertaining to the letter "B". The association to the letter can be as tenuous as you want it to be. For example I could post a cover from "Adventure Comics" or "Amazing Spider Man". However Spider Man covers can also be posted when we're on the letter "S". Adventure Comic covers could also be posted when we're on the letter "L" if they depict the Legion of Super Heroes. So, no real hard, fast rules - in fact the cleverer the interpretation of the letter, the better, as far as I'm concerned.
And it's not written in stone that we have to post a cover every day. There may be some days when no cover gets posted. There's nothing wrong with this, it just demonstrates that we all have lives to lead.
If everyone's in agreement I'd like to kick this off with one of my favourite Action Comic covers, from January 1967. Curt Swan really excelled himself here.
Peter Wrexham said:
By the way, we've agreed on subjects for the next two months. December will foreign language covers (showing translated super-heroes or Christmas themes).
Donde el dolar descare Where there is pain
Donde el peligro amenace Where danger threatens
Donde la miseria oprima Where there is misery
Allí estará Tamakún, There will be Tamakún,
El vengador errante! The wandering avenger!
Beyond that, he appears on this cover to have gotten himself involved with the Roadrunner.
Here's an updated version of the spreadsheet and index of monthly themes.
The second column is now headed "Page/Reply", and indicates the page on which the month started, and the reply (1 to 12) within that page. There is also a new column, "Replies", which shows the total number of replies made during the month. Hopefully, this is a slightly more accurate indication of the relative popularity of each theme, though of course it still doesn't correlate exactly with the number of covers posted (which I haven't counted - I may be a bit obsessive, but I'm not that mad!)
|Date||Page/Reply||Theme (and clickable link)||Pages||Replies|
|Oct 2016||1/1||Letter A||19||228|
|Dec 2016||20/1||Letter B||17||207|
|Jan 2017||37/4||Letter C||18||214|
|Feb 2017||55/2||Letter D||17||208|
|Mar 2017||72/6||Letter E||15||178|
|Apr 2017||87/4||Letter F||15||184|
|May 2017||102/8||Letter G||13||157|
|Jun 2017||115/9||Letter H||16||195|
|Jul 2017||131/12||Letter I||12||133|
|Aug 2017||143/1||Letter J||16||194|
|Sep 2017||159/3||Letter K||19||237|
|Oct 2017||178/12||Letter L||24||285|
|Nov 2017||202/9||Letter M||24||280|
|Dec 2017||226/1||Letter N||19||236|
|Jan 2018||245/9||Letter O||21||245|
|Feb 2018||266/7||Letter P||25||295|
|Mar 2018||291/2||Letters Q & R||20||243|
|Apr 2018||311/5||Letter S||22||270|
|May 2018||333/11||Superman’s 80th anniversary||21||250|
|Jun 2018||354/9||Letter T||21||251|
|Jul 2018||375/8||Letter U||17||207|
|Aug 2018||392/11||Letter V||19||228|
|Sep 2018||411/11||Letter W||20||233|
|Oct 2018||431/4||Letter X||15||180|
|Nov 2018||446/4||Letter Y||13||156|
|Dec 2018||459/4||Letter Z||13||156|
|Jan 2019||472/4||Person being carried||16||190|
|Feb 2019||488/2||Real people||17||214|
|Apr 2019||524/8||Green-skinned people||17||207|
|May 2019||541/11||Wanted posters||17||201|
|Jun 2019||558/8||Boxing rings||15||180|
|Jul 2019||573/8||Empty uniforms||15||177|
|Oct 2019||641/4||Haunted houses/graves||21||250|
|Nov 2019||662/4||Motor bikes||20||242|
|Dec 2019||682/6||Foreign language covers|
|Jan 2020||Playing cards etc|
|Feb 2020||Valentines and cupids|
I've also added the suggested themes for February and March next year.