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.

Views: 74593

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

It makes perfect sense if you read this synopsis:

https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/From_Beyond_the_Unknown_Vol_1_23

The story of the gorilla who expects to conquer the world after reading Moby Dick, Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe is also discussed here in Mr Kitty's "Stupid Comics" blog.  It only "makes perfect sense" for certain unusual values of "perfect" and "sense".

The blog entry also points at a number of other comics with apes on the cover.

Richard Willis said:

It makes perfect sense if you read this synopsis:

https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/From_Beyond_the_Unknown_Vol_1_23

I love the sheer insanity of that summary, especially the moment when it becomes crystal clear that this was one of those "the cover came first" stories.

It definitely feels like a product of the "Making It Up As You Go Along" School of story-writing.

Since one of the links features a cover I'd planned to post, I might as well get it out of the way now. It rather emblemizes this month's topic:

A nice cover by Pete Morisi

"Wonder Woman, you're pretty enough to be a gorilla - so I'm going to turn you into one of us!"

Presumably, she turned out something like this.  Call me speciesist if you will, but I think she looked better before.

Also "Gorilla Warfare" - that pun gets used a lot.

Do these guys count for this month?



Peter Wrexham said:

"Wonder Woman, you're pretty enough to be a gorilla - so I'm going to turn you into one of us!"

Presumably, she turned out something like this.  Call me speciesist if you will, but I think she looked better before.

Also "Gorilla Warfare" - that pun gets used a lot.

Dave Palmer said:

Do these guys count for this month?

Yeah, they're pretty enough to be gorillas too.

What? it says quite clearly they're a "rat pack." It should have been held for our forthcoming "rodent-themed covers" month, to break the monotony of Mickey and Mighty Mouses.

Seriously, thanks for letting me know that Garrison's Gorillas was a thing. Apparently, it developed a cult following in China.

Peter Wrexham said:

Dave Palmer said:

Do these guys count for this month?

Yeah, they're pretty enough to be gorillas too.

Wait, what? I thought I understood that Garrison's Gorillas were humans who were rats.  But just I've found this comic, in which Guerillas are chimpanzees who are not humans.  Now I'm getting confused!

Wow - love the blog explaining the story of the "3 books and an ape" cover. That sure is some nonsensical nonsense.

Now, in an effort to bring some intelligent sense back to this thread, here's Bat-Ape.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Welcome!

No flame wars. No trolls. But a lot of really smart people.The Captain Comics Round Table tries to be the friendliest and most accurate comics website on the Internet.

SOME ESSENTIALS:

RULES OF THE ROUND TABLE

MODERATORS

SMILIES FOLDER

TIPS ON USING THE BOARD

FOLLOW US:

OUR COLUMNISTS:

Groups

© 2019   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service