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.
Jeff of Earth-J,
That's one that eluded me. Thanks.
"That's one that eluded me. Thanks."
Try Baby Huey in the Heartland, too.
“We can't tease it without posting it.”
Ah, “Duckland.” I jotted down a note but apparantly can’t read my own handwriting. No wonder I couldn’t find it.
“T'was the precurser to MAD Magazine.”
Are you certain? I always thought Madhouse was one of Mad’s many imitators.
Steve W said:
Great covers, one and all. How about Madhouse #1, published by Ajax Farrell in March/April 1954. T'was the precurser to MAD Magazine.
Didn't MAD debut in 1952?
@The Baron and @Jeff of Earth J - you're both absolutely right - Mad was launched a full 18 months before the appearance of Madhouse. Strangely, I had it in my head that Mad was launched in '56. Admonishment - I need to check my facts before posting!