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.
Maybe he approved his likeness back then (1991) and whoever has control of his estate wouldn't approve it or couldn't be reached.
Philip Portelli said:
Amazing that they were able to get to do the likeness of Roger C. Carmel. Both the Batman'66 Meets the Green Hornet and Star Trek: New Visions had to sidestep his face!
Richard Willis said:
Star Trek's "favorite rogue, Harry Mudd
Actually, Madame McEvil had previously appeared in Iron Man #54, just a month before Thanos and Drax the Destroyer made their debuts in that title. Of course, she wasn't on the cover, which featured Sub-Mariner smacking Shellhead, and this issue of DD is her first cover appearance and wherein Starlin renamed her Moondragon and incorporated her into his 1st Thanos epic. She had been co-created by writers Bill Everett and Michael Friedrich and artist George Tuska. On DD #105, Don Heck drew the main story, written by Steve Gerber, but Starlin contributed a short piece featuring Moondragon. I got both issues when they were new on the racks, but I missed Iron Man #55, having to settle for a reprint published much later.
Philip Portelli said:
Daredevil #105: the first appearance of Madame McEvil later known as Moondragon!
Was she supposed to be Scottish?