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.

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Here's The Ultimate Earth" - complete with statues

Looks like the Las Vegas strip.


Steve W said:

Here's The Ultimate Earth" - complete with statues

Kramden and Norton encounter pirates near the Statue of Liberty because, comics:

Bonus Spider-man and Medusa that is also a TV tie-in:

Statues of Superman have appeared a lot this month, statues of his parents less so.

Here they are in their familiar garb from the 1960s.

And here's their later clothing from the 1990s.


Another Egyptian statue with the Living Mummy!

I always thought that this woman, sat in the boat, in Kirby's famous "Strange World of your Dreams" cover was a statue.

I'm guessing that Cleopatra's Needle is a type of statue...



Steve W said:

I'm guessing that Cleopatra's Needle is a type of statue...

Just what is it a statue of, then?

Loved that sketch!

"You're wife, is she a goer, eh ,eh?

"Well yes, sometimes she goes."

"say no more!"

"Your wife, does she like photography, says he knowingly,  nudge, nudge, wink wink, say no more."

I remember this episode - it was first broadcast on the BBC on 19th October 1969.

What I really love is that (some) Americans love this humour, even though it's especially British in delivery. It's comedy that for some reason, crosses the Atlantic, which, I have to say, is not common with British or US Humour.

I especially love the Albatross sketch.

Supersnipe hasn't appeared much in this thread

Though our favorite New Yorker has (here in his Ultimate version):

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