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.
I see that The Witching Hour's bus is heading for Camp Fear. On the other side of the Atlantic, most of the kids from The Beano have been at Camp Grizzly for the last few weeks.
As the above cover (dated 31-Jul-21) indicates, Dennis The Menace (British version) wasn't having anything to do with that idea. The cover below is a good deal older (dated 8th July 2006), but shows the sort of way he'd prefer to spend the summer.
I've been carrying the torch for the original "road trip" premise and will continue to do so but, inevitably, some of my picks have been posted by other people with fine taste in covers. Today, I'm taking a break and posting some more general "summer" covers. This Mad House looks like an interesting place to visit:
In addition to being a very well-done Mid/YA, This One Summer takes place in (for me) familiar Ontario cottage country: