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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An homage to Swamp Thing #1

“…Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma" album (incidentally, the only album cover that the band appeared on).”

What about Piper at the Gates of Dawn?

Another Deadpool...

Sorry Jeff, you're completely right. I totally forgot about "Piper!"  

Still, the band made a point of (generally) not appearing on their album covers.



Jeff of Earth-J said:

“…Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma" album (incidentally, the only album cover that the band appeared on).”

What about Piper at the Gates of Dawn?

A parody of all those "Astounding Stories" covers.

Imagine what Rolling Stone magazine might have looked like if it had been published in 1940.

Self-homage, or running out of inspiration as deadline approaches?  You decide.

July 1960:

February 1964:

These are items that parody / homage comic covers generally, without having a specific issue in mind (that I can discern), like this journal of cinema studies:

Or the poster for Brad Fraser's Poor Superman (ahead of the curve: a work of Serious Theater that referenced superheroes. The protagonist was a bit of a fan):

And a Who album cover:

But Dr. Strange appeared on the cover of their 2nd lp, Saucerful of Secrets, and was referenced in a lyric in the song Cymbaline on the Soundtrack to the Film More (a relatively obscure album of songs from a far more obscure film which would be all but forgotten if not for the link to Pink Floyd).  The lyric, "Suddenly it strikes you that they're moving into range and Doctor Strange is always changing size", seems more applicable to Dr. Henry Pym than to the famed Master of the Mystic Arts, although the size and name changing Avenger wouldn't have fit in well rhyme-wise or in hip coolness-wise.  Alas, poor Hank.

Steve W said:

Sorry Jeff, you're completely right. I totally forgot about "Piper!"  

Still, the band made a point of (generally) not appearing on their album covers.



Jeff of Earth-J said:

“…Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma" album (incidentally, the only album cover that the band appeared on).”

What about Piper at the Gates of Dawn?

A Lego promotion or a mock-up?

You remember that Marvel/DC crossover where the X-Men met the Legion of Super-Heroes?  No, nor do I.  But this guy does.  (Cosmic Boy has magnetic powers, of course, but wearing Magneto's helmet seems to be a poor fashion choice for a meeting like this).

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