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.
Steve W said:
It's the 9th of January. Has anyone posted any CONAN yet?
That's a nice cover!
Roy Thomas included a sequence based on the cover in the All-Star Squadron preview in Justice League of America #193.
Richard Willis said:
Classics Illustrated: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Samuel Clemens.
Gilberton's use of the author's real name surprises me. His byline was "Mark Twain" on the first edition. (I notice the book was copyrighted to "S. L. Clemens".)
Gilberton used to reprint its adaptations, sometimes with new covers, and some of them it replaced with new versions. Due to Gilberton's numbering system (the reprints/replacements were issued under the same number) the GCD groups the different editions together.
A Connecticut Yankee was one of the adaptations it replaced. This was the second version. The first adaption first appeared in Classic Illustrated's predecessor series Classic Comics and used "Mark Twain".