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.

Views: 142981

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I found a few more, so I don't have to skip Sunday.

Here's a different kind of line-up

Another "line-up":

...and purple!

Ultraforce/Avengers and Avengers/Ultraforce are both wraparound covers, so the full image actually fills four covers. 

Dangit Dave! You took my Super Friends cover!

Well, here's three more!

Captain Marvel flanked by Spy Smasher, Bulletman, Minute Man and Mr. Scarlet.

"Dangit Dave! You took my Super Friends cover!"

Between the two of you, Philip, you've taken both my Super Friends covers :-(

Luckily, I still have plenty more left.  Firstly, here's another example of "two opposing groups lined up".  The X-Men face the Hellfire Club on a cover rather like that of X-Men #100, although the resemblance is less close than with some homages we've seen.

From the "other forms of lineup" files, here's Wildcat hiding from Batman behind a line of kids.  I wonder whether this cover could be in any way misleading?

I'll be ending the week with a collection of seasonal line-ups:


Sorry about that.

Today, how about some Avengers covers

and the same scene from a different angle

Here's a different Legion: the Legion of the UNLIVING!!!

I'll be ending the week with a collection of seasonal line-ups:

I guess zombies are quite seasonal, so here's another X-Men #100 homage, this time featuring Green Hornet and friends facing off against zombies.

Two covers where the lineups are of heroes in chains, the Legion and the JLA.

Is it smart to stand that close to the Radioactive Man?

Dave Palmer said:

Reply to Discussion



No flame wars. No trolls. But a lot of really smart people.The Captain Comics Round Table tries to be the friendliest and most accurate comics website on the Internet.









© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service