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.

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I love this cover and I guess it's depicting some form of time travel, but what gets me is this - it's the year 98,000 AD (approximately) and humans haven't changed one bit in their appearance! I'm sure that there would be some evolutionary developments in human anatomy in 98,000 years!

"What are you doing in my swamp?"

As for a future month's suggestion, what about covers featuring real people?

I'm not talking about celebrity based series (like movie/TV adaptations, westerns, comedies like Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis, etc) but issues like the Action Comics cover that heads this thread.

The person(s) or at least their likeness would have to actually appear, so covers like the Strange Tales issue where the Thing and the Human Torch wore Beatles wigs wouldn't count.

Thoughts?

These are the last of my dinosaurs for June. Not sure if the normal size exclamation points count as transition covers as well but from what I've read of the stories online, John Ostrander's take on the Suicide Squad concept was a LOT more interesting.

(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database)

We already did that topic some time ago (February 2019)

Lee Houston, Junior said:

As for a future month's suggestion, what about covers featuring real people?

I'm not talking about celebrity based series (like movie/TV adaptations, westerns, comedies like Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis, etc) but issues like the Action Comics cover that heads this thread.

The person(s) or at least their likeness would have to actually appear, so covers like the Strange Tales issue where the Thing and the Human Torch wore Beatles wigs wouldn't count.

Thoughts?

OOPS! My bad. Sorry. I've only been participating in this thread for a couple of months now.

"You have invaded the past with your devilish devices!" Strikes me as a very observant thing to say for a man who surely couldn't have had any real concept of the ability to time travel.

 

And my last one for June. Apologies if anyone's already posted it.



JD DeLuzio said:

Dave Palmer said:


and a cover to transition to next month

Another long-term resident about to be pushed out by the Jurassification of his neighborhood.


It's Canada Day!

A problematic Canada Day this year, to be sure, so I'll start this month with a problematic Canadian superhero:

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