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 the new phrase should be "Junior Juniper Dead."
Thanks for that really good laugh. I think i healed something laughing that hard.
On the continuity confusion debate - never met a single reader who had a problem with it. I have, however, met a good number of readers who were drawn in by the depth of implied background when getting their early exposure to the world of the time.
Richard Willis said:
Wow, as late as '67 you could still say "Japs" on a comics cover.
Steve W said:
July 1965, Just Married #42, publisher Charlton, cover by Dick Giordano. How many newly-wed men find themselves in this situation?
It must have happened to me at least twice.