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.
"Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules."
Strangely, when listing her many noteworthy qualities, no-one ever mentions the self-confidence that enabled the original Wonder Woman to fight evil dressed in a pair of starry blue bloomers. Sad that this early version of her costume is seen so rarely nowadays!
A reminder for December that the theme is "Logos in the Action". This would include covers where either the logo is part of the cover composition (e.g. a character destroys or otherwise interacts with the logo) or a character interacts with the cover itself (e.g. bursts through the cover, folds it back to show what's inside the issue, etc).
And are we all okay with the suggested theme of "Dynamic Duos" for January?
Make it so.
Works for me
I'm okay with that.
While I may not have been able to post every day this past month, I would be remiss in suggesting the Justice Society theme to begin with by missing its last day.
First off, I found this in the Grand Comics Database while searching for future covers.
The picture is just a black and white, slightly edited rendition of the Golden Age Flash Comics #1 with the All Star logo and a cover date the quarter before the first issue of the new title was released, but then again that's why they call it an "ash can" issue.
Now then, two JSA covers to not only conclude this month, but transition over to next month, also courtesy of the GCD.
In the above, the JSA title logo looks like something Doctor Fate's magic created, while below the characters, apparently having just posed with the logo, are springing into action from it.
It's been a blast participating in this thread so far, and I already have some December posts planned, but can anyone tell me if the individual dual Earth encounters like the Atom entry above have been collected any place, or are they part of that multi-volume JLA/JSA Crisis On Multiple Earths team up collection previously mentioned?
Thanks Jeff. I'll have to keep an eye out for those. See how much great material I've missed not coming into comic books until the latter half of the Bronze Age? (1974)