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.
I've got far too many "Cat" covers left to be able use them all up before the end of the month, so here's just few of the more interesting ones.
We've seen Catwoman fighting Batman by herself, and alongside Cat-Man. Here she is (in yet another different costume), with a whole team of cat-themed villains.
This cover not only has The Shadow against a cat-themed villain but, as an extra incentive to buy the comic, promises that inside "The Shadow shows in pictures how he becomes invisible".
"Wonder Woman's startling stunts solve the mystery of 'The 9 Lives Club!'"
To follow Dave's "Land of the Giants" cover, here's a similar scene featuring the groovy groupy (??) from "Swing With Scooter".
To follow Dave's Tiger-Man and Tiger Man covers, here's Tigerman and the "World's Finest" heroes, demonstrating a third way to punctuate the name.
Finally, "Warriors: The Ride of Scourge", which doesn't follow anything of Dave's, but gets included just because I like it.
Here are the DC editors trying to be "hip" again. What the heck does "reduced to Bikini teens" mean? I guess it sounds cool, which is why the swimsuit was named after the Bikini Atoll, famed as the site of
atomic bomb testing. What could be cooler than that?
Peter Wrexham said: