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.
Richard Willis said:
DC reused the same cover scene and dialogue from Mr District Attorney on Detective Comics one year later!
Find one more cover that uses the same idea, and you've got an entry for Three of a Kind!
In 1966, Tirion, a publisher in the Netherlands, brought out two issues of comics reprinting stories of Tower's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, under the name Commando-Z. They don't appear to have reused covers from any US issues that I can find, so I'd guess that they're made up of images taken from inside the comics.
Ghost Rider in Spanish is "El Motorista Fantasma". Another cover that I could have posted last month.
Steve W said:
I wonder why the cover carries a rider...
Well, because it's a cover for Ghost Rider, duh! ;-)