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.
Why does no time traveller ever goes back in time to try and save Spencer Perceval? *
* [Spencer Perceval (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. But of course you all knew that.]
(The following story wasn't cover-featured, so instead here's the splash panel from Superboy #85, December 1960)
Great minds think alike, I guess.
That John Byrne Next Men above put me in mind of Immortus from John Byrne's West Coast Avengers, and that, in turn, reminded me of Kang (Immortus' other self) in Avengers Forever.
Actually, I do remember that post now that you've remined me, for your comment if not the cover itself. Aren't all Kang covers "time travel" by definition? This one for example. He had to travel through time to confront the Avengers, no?
I really had to beat the bushes for the two I posted on June 3 because I was looking for a visual that made it clear (to someone who didn't already know) that Kang was a time-traveler. If he's just standing there he doesn't automatically tell the cover-viewer that he's from the future.
I thought that was it, but I take into consideration the audience of this board. Is there anyone here who does not know that Kang the Conqueror is the premiere time traveler of the MU? Besides, he's "just standing there" on the cover to Avenger Forvever #4, too, but posted that one because of the dinosaur as well (forgetting that you already had, for undoubtedly the same reason).
....that and Marvel's western heroes.
...and they're seen here up to their knees in, presumably, the Sands of Time.
(Except for Giant Man, who seems to be up to his waist).