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: 132177

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

In the time it took for him to say he couldn't do it, he could have done it. 

Steve W said:

I'm guessing this crowd of sky-jump watchers would've been banned under Covid regulations.

Your girlfriend becoming your sister isn't a problem if you're young enough.

JD DeLuzio said:

Road Trip.... Road Trip....

Here's the cover for the original publication of that story.  The characters look even more disenchanted with the whole thing.

This art reuse plays like one of those "spot the difference" kid games.

Puzzle: who's the duck in the Dell cover, just below Goofy's pinwheel?

"Puzzle: who's the duck in the Dell cover, just below Goofy's pinwheel?"

That is Gus Goose, a lazy and extremely gluttonous goose, who is Donald Duck's country cousin, and the farmhand of Grandma Duck.

Gus Goose

Thanks. I read a lot of Donald Duck/Scrooge McDuck comics as a kid, and some of the Don Rosa stuff as an adult, but I don't recall Gus.

The Teen Titans at the Summer Olympics then travelling to London and Stockholm!

Heading out onto the Highway, ready to enjoy a summer Road Trip...

...or maybe not.

Groovin' on the beach - another thing I've been missing for 16 months...

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.









© 2021   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service