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.
Putting Captain Kangaroo in the Avengers would be very interesting.
Luke Blanchard said:
Richard Willis said:
Thanks for the suggestion, Dave. Here's the first and second appearances of the Kangaroo. He dies in the second one. I don't think he got better.
It's prejudice against Australians. He should join the Avengers.
The Silver-age introduction of the Hawk & Dove is always associated with Steve Ditko, but it's worth remembering that Ditko left after just 2 issues (Showcase #75 and H & D #1) and was replaced by the versatile Gil Kane. I'm glad it happened, because it brought us the cover below - possibly Kane's best - certainly one of his most iconic.
I remember the shock of seeing Gil Kane's art in those issues of Astonish. Gil Kane! But he's a DC guy! The Green Lantern, Atom guy! Why in the world is he doing art for Marvel!??
Karate Kid was an ongoing series featuring Legionnaire Val Armorr, aka the Karate Kid, and his adventures on 20th century Earth. Not counting Superboy and Supergirl, Karate Kid was the first member of the Legion of Super-Heroes to receive his own spin-off series. It ran from #1 to #15, through 1976-78. Cover art by Mike Grell.