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.
The movie PT 109 debuted in June, 1963. Five months later, President Kennedy was assassinated. Western/Gold Key probably planned to release this adaptation that Fall, but pulled it back. The comic was finally released in June, 1964, almost exactly a year after the movie was released.
Around the time that the movie came out, the Movieland Wax Museum* in California's Orange County had a full-size display of the scene of the destroyed boat, in water, with Cliff Robertson's wax figure rescuing one of his crew. After the assassination, they changed the face of the wax figure to Kennedy's face. To Gold Key's credit, they still used Robertson's picture on the comic cover.
* The museum is gone now. Fun fact: Some time after it debuted, they had a display of the Star Trek TOS bridge with all of the regular actors.
Philip Portelli said:
Marvel's adaptations of the two Conan films. I don't recall the second but I know that John Buscema drew Conan as his version in the first one, not as Arnold Schwarzenegger despite that cover!
I watched a making of documentary on a DVD of the first film not long ago. I got the impression some of those involved - I think Oliver Stone - thought of Conan as a comics character at the time.
The two adaptations also appeared in Marvel Super Special.