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.
There is no denying that life during the pandemic was (still is?) rough.
A lot of stuff either had to be done virtually...
Or vicariously through memories of the past.
Let's hope science and common sense can get COVID and all its variants under control, let alone defeated soon!
(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)
At one point, Reuben Flagg resigned from the Plexus Rangers and set out on the road.
What does that cover have to do with summer, highways, and road trips? Well, nothing actually, although I could say that while it is summer here in the northern hemisphere, it is winter in the southern, but what I’m really after is that in this issue of MAD was a parody of Route 66. Oh, so that’s how it fits. Quite a stretch.