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.
By the time I read a Justice League, their kookie sidekick had driven off. That cover, seen some years after publication, was therefore my first encounter with him. I had no idea. Had Robin turned up to help his super friends, but his costume was in the wash?
Richard Willis said:
As many times as I've seen that cover, I never noticed the tiny figures of Superman and Batman among the tiny civilians. "Look, up in the sky. It's Superman! No, it's a bird."
Philip Portelli said:
Grant Morrison is one of my favourite comics writers. Brian Bolland is one of my favourite comics artists. So it's odd that I haven't picked anything by either of them yet this month. Time to fix that. I could have chosen almost any cover from Morrison's Animal Man, but after long consideration, I've decided to go with "The Death of the Red Mask" from issue #7, January 1989.