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.
I beg to differ. Both A Hard Day's Night and Help! centered around Ringo!
Peter Wrexham said:
"[Jimmy]'s become as popular as Ringo!"
So -- not very?
That crack reminds me of a short story I once read, in which a time traveler goes to visit William Shakespeare, bringing a gift of a leather-bound copy of his works ...
... and Shakespeare is singularly unimpressed because he's got time travelers showing up every ten minutes with more and better swag.
Steve W said:
D'Artagnan and the three Musketeers were, apparently, real historical people on Earth-2.
A time-travelling Jay (Flash) Garrick met D'Artagnan and many other historical characters in All_Flash #4 (Spring 1942).
Batman and Robin met D'Artagnan in Batman #32 (Dec-Jan 1946).
Together with Superman, they met him again in World's Finest #82 (May-Jun 1956), when the three of them substituted for Athos, Porthos and Aramis. There was no mention of their previous encounter - perhaps this happened on on Earth-1 instead?
To Dave or whoever can answer:
On page 1108, is Marjorie Finnegan a real person or just the lead character in the spotlighted series' cover?
The Defenders went forward in time for several issues to help the original Guardians of the Galaxy defeat the Brotherhood of the Badoon in 3015:
One of the final events chronicled is the Guardians' recent (their time) success at reclaiming one city, with the help of two heroes from the past. That had been depicted a year earlier in Marvel Two-in-One: