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.
So strong was the popularity of Planet of the Apes that Marvel put out the magazine a year after the last movie, Battle For the Planet of the Apes (1973). It had twenty-nine issues from August 1974 to February 1977, outlasted both the Planet of the Apes TV show on CBS (1974) and the Return To the Planet of the Apes Saturday morning cartoon on NBC (1975). Its adaptations of the first two film were reprinted in color in Adventures On the Planet of the Apes #1-11 (O'75-D'76).
When looking for the James Bond Marvel Movie Special after Roger Moore passed away, I was shocked to learn that I had the POTA magazine #1 in startling good condition along with a fair run of the title! Plus nowhere on the cover did it say "Marvel"!
Big John Buscema produced several outstanding covers for the Avengers in this period, even as the team seemed to be falling apart, with Cap quitting, Pietro & Wanda returning to Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and then Hercules returning to Olympus, leaving Hawkeye, the Wasp & a depowered Goliath the only remaining regular Avengers until first the Black Panther and then the Vision came onboard. Meanwhile, Hank got his powers back, went mad, then transformed himself into Yellowjacket. They had to change that little corner box with the headshots pretty regularly.
Jeff of Earth-J said:
I had known about Marvel's teen girl star Patsy Walker growing up but never saw any of her books. Still haven't. I missed her appearances in Amazing Adventures but saw her become Hellcat in The Avengers then become one of the stars of The Defenders which established that her teenage adventures were and weren't real!