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.
A month celebrating Jack Kirby covers. How perfect! Here is my favourite Kirby cover. From August 1952, this is issue 1 of "The Strange World of Your Dreams". Only Kirby could draw a green sun. An inspired concept for comics, there's a super article about it here http://www.tcj.com/joe-simon-jack-kirby-and-mort-meskin-in-slumberl...
Thanks Luke, appreciate the info.
Luke Blanchard said:
Steve W said:
Journey Into Fear #21, Sept 1954, publisher Superior. The cover artist is unknown, at least on CB Plus. The art looks like an unusual style to me - anyone know who the artist might be?
Superior was a Canadian publisher that published original titles and reprinted US material for the Canadian market. I think its original horror comics were done by the S. M. Iger Studio. So it was probably one of the artists from the Iger Studio, but I don't know them well enough to name this one.
Steve W said:
Leaving Jack Kirby aside for one moment, here's JINGLE JANGLE Comics #39, from June 1949. Publisher is ANC (or is it in fact E.C? CB Plus website is vague on this point).
It was Eastern Color, Famous Funnies's publisher. I think "ANC" must be American News Company, a distributor. Likewise earlier Silver Age Marvel titles say "IND". for Independent News.