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.

Views: 102685

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Sorry, but I haven't finished with Supes yet...

Philip Portelli said:

Batman's turn!

It's a new sub-theme: villains defacing Batman's statue!

Richard Willis said:

Lady Liberty and Freddy Freeman go way back before that cover, from Master Comics #107 in 1949. The cover below is from Master Comics #36, 1943.

Since we've had our first Statue of Liberty cover, I'm going to post our first Ruined Statue of Liberty cover. The Mighty Samson was a Gold Key post-disaster hero:

Although a certain 1968 film mainstreamed Ruined Liberty, many of you likely know that film apes an image that has been used many times in the history of SF, going back to John Ames Mitchell's The Last American, published in 1889, three years after the statue was dedicated:

One from the Superman family and one with Batman

Statues and miracles...

Supergirl-as-Medusa merely changed people to stone statues.  More impressively, this villain produced gold ones!

Another damaged Batman statue! 



Dave Palmer said:

♪ ♪But I would not feel so all alone....♫♪

Let’s see, playing off some of the recent covers, we have another crying statue that is also gold

And another Medusa or Gorgon 

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Welcome!

No flame wars. No trolls. But a lot of really smart people.The Captain Comics Round Table tries to be the friendliest and most accurate comics website on the Internet.

SOME ESSENTIALS:

RULES OF THE ROUND TABLE

MODERATORS

SMILIES FOLDER

TIPS ON USING THE BOARD

FOLLOW US:

OUR COLUMNISTS:

Groups

© 2020   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service