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: 96734

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Another wrecked Superman statue! 

Here's a hero we haven't yet seen in statue form this month...

...though the memorial might have been a bit premature.

JD DeLuzio said:

--Sad Sack's just puzzles me. Was he sitting on the edge of the railing when the crowd rushed to see the Statue of Liberty? Did he jump to get away from them? Did they lift him bodily and heave-ho him? His position, relative to the boat, just doesn't make sense to me if he got knocked over the railing, which is the implication.

Why are they rushing? Is the statue leaving?

Philip Portelli said:

Another wrecked Superman statue! 

Here's Superman wrecking a statue

I've just seen the announcement of his death.  In memoriam, Albert Uderzo.

I've never read this comic, but it's either about Nazis in Washington, or a reality where the conflict between taxi-drivers and ride-sharing operators got out of control.

A couple more Statues of Liberty


A sentimental favorite in the living statue genre; The Golem!

JD DeLuzio said:

I've never read this comic, but it's either about Nazis in Washington, or a reality where the conflict between taxi-drivers and ride-sharing operators got out of control.

For a moment, I thought that this was a cover I had lined up for use, but then I checked again.

The Lincoln Memorial is a long way behind the Statue of Liberty, or even statues of Superman, but it still has quite a lot of cover appearances.  Here's a favourite.

Continuing my "Round the world exploring statues" theme, here is the Angel of the North, a famous statue in the northeast of England (close to Gateshead, for anyone planning to visit it). Sadly, not a comic cover but no-one seems to have honoured the Angel of the North in such a way.

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