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.
JSA: Strange Adventures #4. For this mini-series, the GCD has minimal plot synopses, and the DC wiki has no synopses at all, so I don't know quite what this cover scene is depicting, but it doesn't look at all good for Johnny's Thunderbolt.
But if you're worried, just hold on for a couple of days until I've posted the final cover of the series!
The 1975 JLA-JSA team up Phillip alluded to above was my first, although I had already bought and read a couple of Justice League issues (alas, post 100 page giants though) thanks to the Super Friends TV series.
While Cary Bates sort of appeared on 123's cover, him and Elliot S! Maggin both got in on the action thanks to The Wizard of the Injustice Society.
Julius Schwartz even made a guest appearance, but stayed on Earth Prime. My introduction to the multiple earths concept as well, but one I quickly grasped if not knowing all the rich history of Earth 2 at the time.
(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)
Hey, we're all affected sometimes by Brain Wave's more diabolical brother, Brain Fart.
Richard Willis said: