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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Oh, sorry @JD DeLuzio have I posted something that I posted earlier this month? Sorry - it's late here in Wales, and my system for 'filing' posted covers is not working as well as it should!

Wales sounds like a good place to look for a beach. Or maybe the other way around....

Steve W said:

Oh, sorry @JD DeLuzio have I posted something that I posted earlier this month? Sorry - it's late here in Wales, and my system for 'filing' posted covers is not working as well as it should!

Maybe she doesn't go quite as often as Archie, but Barbie seems to spend a lot of time at the beach.

I did some quick counting, since it was as quick I may have missed something, but it appears that Archie is our leader so far as to number of covers.  Across numerous titles Archie and the gang have appeared 18 times, with Richard adding one more just a few hours ago.  That total doesn’t include Sabrina, Josie, and Katy Keene.  Next is Superman with 12.  Those two make a lot of sense since they have appeared in hundreds (thousands?) of comics across dozens of titles.  Third is Blackhawk with 6 because I went crazy a few days ago.

I’m going to go crazy again and dethrone Archie with a character who hasn’t appeared yet. Nineteen appearances !! Who can it be?  

So here are 19 covers with beaches and shorelines.  Okay, in a few cases they are hinted at — that fishing boat is not deep sea fishing, or they are covered over in ice.  Now, there may be a quibble or two — does a water hazard on a golf course count as a shoreline?— but nineteen is still impressive for a character none of us had thought of yet with a week to go.  ( I really hope I didn’t miss this character with my quick count; how embarrassing if I did.)

I give you Little Audrey.

To be continued

A cover from earlier, but it is flipped, so I counted it as new.

That at should be 19.  Archie, Superman, the ball is in your court.

Where's Godzilla when you need him?

Wales is a great place for a beach.  Here is the view we had early this morning. This is Aberdovey.



JD DeLuzio said:

Wales sounds like a good place to look for a beach. Or maybe the other way around....

Steve W said:

Oh, sorry @JD DeLuzio have I posted something that I posted earlier this month? Sorry - it's late here in Wales, and my system for 'filing' posted covers is not working as well as it should!

"I did some quick counting, since it was as quick I may have missed something, but it appears that Archie is our leader so far as to number of covers.  Across numerous titles Archie and the gang have appeared 18 times, with Richard adding one more just a few hours ago.  That total doesn’t include Sabrina, Josie, and Katy Keene.  Next is Superman with 12.  Those two make a lot of sense since they have appeared in hundreds (thousands?) of comics across dozens of titles.  Third is Blackhawk with 6 because I went crazy a few days ago.

I’m going to go crazy again and dethrone Archie with a character who hasn’t appeared yet. Nineteen appearances !! Who can it be?"

Thanks to Dave Palmer for taking the time out to provide us with these interesting statistics, and thanks to Peter Wrexham for providing them in previous months. You guys are dedicated!

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