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.
Steve W said:
Archie could have always used the Eric Forman maneuver.
I lost touch with Riverdale after two episodes, though I'm aware it later went the directions of gangs and such. Did they ever do a plot where Archie, Betty, and Veronica were in a consensual polyamorous relationship (see Richard Willis's last post), but later forced him to choose (see Steve W's last... uh, see pretty much every other back issue). Truly outrageous! As I understand from the theme song that Jem was supposed to be:
Betty is with Jughead.
Veronica is (usually) with Archie.
I don't know whether we've seen more covers featuring Harley Quinn or Archie (surprisingly, I've not been counting!), but I'm pretty sure Harley is in the lead for the number of different love interests shown. Here are some more.
Harley Quinn and the Devil (plus demonic Cupids).
Harley Quinn and Deadpool Red Tool.
I'll have to recheck my numbers, but I think Superman has appeared on the most covers so far (e.g., various Superman family titles, JLA, Aquaman), although he isn't the love interest on all of them. Then Archie and the gang. I think Batman (also including JLA, Aquaman) may be next and then Harley Quinn, or they may be tied. Sugar and Spike, Supergirl, and Spider-Man are close behind them.
Peter Wrexham said: