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.
Considering DC's efforts in the Silver Age were sometimes a mixed bag at best, I'm surprised they kept trying this concept between The Brave and The Bold as well as the original Showcase, which also turned out to be his only major appearances.
Were all the stories ever collected in a trade someplace?
(The only dinosaur cover images from both titles courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)
I suspect that in the alternate dimension my little time jaunt created that there is now a letter in #99 or so reminding the editor that good speculative fiction needs to be somewhat grounded in reality and then taking him to task for publishing a story that was just too fantastic to ever be plausible.
JD DeLuzio said: