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.
Somehow that doesn't look overly safe, but that is quite the leash he has there.
Since we aren't too far removed from November and our "A" covers, I hope it's okay to add an A cover with Clint Howard's brother Ron, which we can do again when we get to H. Maybe I can justify it as a B cover with Barney and Aunt Bee.
My publisher pick for the letter "B" is "Blackthorne."
The word "unnprinted" in the title should really have been "un-REprinted." These stories are available now in hardcover, but back in the '80s, Blackthorne was the only source for all this great Dick Tracy stuff. They ultimately reprinted every strip from the beginning up through the "Moon Era" before goingout of business.
That's one of my favorite comic books! Second string Superman and Batman. Thanks for posting this one, Richard.
Richard Willis said:
Brave and Bold #50, first hero team-up before the Batman saturation.