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.
The father and mother look remarkably like Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead. I think they were trying to pull in their readers. The dog even looks like their dog.
Steve W said:
And from the same year, from Charlton Comics, Dottie Dripple #9. Cover art by Buford Tune. Who in their right mind calls a comic-book Dottie Dripple? Was there any pre-launch focus group that came up with this name?
Knowledge of Hank Ketcham's upcoming strip could've reached Britain before the strip appeared via the syndicate's marketing of it. But Wikipedia's page on the UK strip says the British character was inspired by a music hall song, which could be true. The song can be found at YouTube but you won't be able to stand it.
Just curious. Are you able to view the buttons at the top of the reply box?
Also... I noticed the two images you uploaded are png files. Have you tried posting jpg images?
Are you trying to post images that are on your ipad or are you posting them from a url?
Dectective Comics #387: One of the earliest books I had as a kid. I don't remember where I got it but it was Batman's 30th Anniversary and it retold "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" with a "modern" flair!
As a bonus, it also reprinted the original from Dectective #27 which was the first time I ever saw it!