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.
My trusty copy of Tales to Astonish #8 shows Dorma turning Caucasian fleshtone as the treatment causes her to adjust to surface-world conditions.
I have never read an explanation for why 1940s Atlanteans were often coloured green, like Lemurians, instead of blue. Anyone?
Richard Willis said:
I had questioned why Dorma and Krang aren't blue-skinned on this cover. It has been many years since I read the story. Looking at a summary on Marvel's site, I would guess that the treatment allowing them to walk around in the surface world temporarily changed their skin color (unless they just screwed up).
@Philip Portelli - I'm guessing you're a mind reader! Had just downloaded this cover to post last night but was too tired so thought I'd leave it for uploading today. Snap!