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.
Some suggestions for future months:
-Crossovers with real-life celebrities (in honor of the first post)
-Superheroes paired with goofy-cartoony-looking characters
-Superheroes on PSA or Product Promo comic covers
-December: Santa Claus covers (especially Santa costumes)
So sorry, you're absolutely right. Have just gone back to my suggestion, on December 17, and I'd said
"Guy or girl carrying the apparently lifeless body of a fellow human".
My memory not being quite what it used to be, I'd totally forgotten the "apparently lifeless" bit. I put it this down to my recent (60th) birthday and the death of many brain cells! I'm quite happy to change it to ""Guy or girl carrying a fellow human or humans".
This will broaden the opportunities and enable us to get through to Jan 31st. My apologies. Hope this is ok with everyone.
At this point, can I ask if someone can put forward a suggestion for February's covers?
I'm really happy to go with JD DeLuzio suggestion for February, namely
Crossovers with real-life celebrities (in honor of the first post).
Are others happy to go with this?
Here's Planet Comics, No. 53, Fiction House, March 1948. Cover art by Joe Doolin.
These two invoke the many monster movies in which the creature, who should find them hideous, appears to lust after human women.