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.
|Date||Page/Reply||Theme (and clickable link)||Pages||Replies|
|Oct 2016||1/1||Letter A||19||228|
|Dec 2016||20/1||Letter B||17||207|
|Jan 2017||37/4||Letter C||18||214|
|Feb 2017||55/2||Letter D||17||208|
|Mar 2017||72/6||Letter E||15||178|
|Apr 2017||87/4||Letter F||15||184|
|May 2017||102/8||Letter G||13||157|
|Jun 2017||115/9||Letter H||16||195|
|Jul 2017||131/12||Letter I||12||133|
|Aug 2017||143/1||Letter J||16||194|
|Sep 2017||159/3||Letter K||19||237|
|Oct 2017||178/12||Letter L||24||285|
|Nov 2017||202/9||Letter M||24||280|
|Dec 2017||226/1||Letter N||19||236|
|Jan 2018||245/9||Letter O||21||245|
|Feb 2018||266/7||Letter P||25||295|
|Mar 2018||291/2||Letters Q & R||20||243|
|Apr 2018||311/5||Letter S||22||270|
|May 2018||333/11||Superman’s 80th anniversary||21||250|
|Jun 2018||354/9||Letter T||21||250|
|Jul 2018||375/7||Letter U||17||207|
|Aug 2018||392/10||Letter V||19||228|
|Sep 2018||411/10||Letter W||20||233|
|Oct 2018||431/3||Letter X||15||180|
|Nov 2018||446/3||Letter Y||13||156|
|Dec 2018||459/3||Letter Z||13||156|
|Jan 2019||472/3||Person being carried||16||190|
|Feb 2019||488/1||Real people||17||214|
|Apr 2019||524/7||Green-skinned people||17||207|
|May 2019||541/10||Wanted posters||17||201|
|Jun 2019||558/7||Boxing rings||15||180|
|Jul 2019||573/7||Empty uniforms||15||177|
|Oct 2019||641/5||Haunted houses/graves||21||250|
|Nov 2019||662/3||Motor bikes||21||254|
|Dec 2019||683/5||Foreign language covers||17||209|
|Jan 2020||700/10||Playing cards/tabletop games||23||275|
|Feb 2020||723/9||Valentines and Cupids||22||259|
|May 2020||788/7||Heroes & villains cooperating||17||198|
|Jun 2020||805/1||The Moon||26||322|
|Jul 2020||831/11||Flags & patriotic symbols||18||215|
|Aug 2020||849/10||Foreign locations (non-US)||20||233|
|Sep 2020||869/3||MST3K (with commentary)||24||292|
|Oct 2020||893/7||Vampires and Werewolves||20||245|
|Dec 2020||937/10||Snow & winter scenes||24||289|
|Mar 2021||1016/3||Cats/cat-themed adventurers||22||263|
|Apr 2021||1038/2||Dogs/dog-themed adventurers||25||305|
|May 2021||1063/7||Big guns/Heavy weaponry||25||302|
|Jun 2021||1088/9||Dinosaurs/Time Travel||28||338|
|Jul 2021||1116/11||Big Questions/Question Marks||28||330|
|Aug 2021||1144/5||Highways, Travel etc||19||232|
|Sep 2021||1163/9||Favourite Covers/Comics||28||330|
|Nov 2021||1212/11||JSA 80th Anniversary||23||269|
|Dec 2021||1235/4||Logos in the action||26||317|
|Jan 2022||1261/9||Dynamic Duos||29||348|
|Feb 2022||1290/9||Romantic Scenes||26||313|
|Apr 2022||1345/1||Unexpected Green||23||286|
|May 2022||1368/11||Neal Adams|
|Jun 2022||George Perez|
I agree with Clark Kent_DC, CONGRATS MR. AND MRS. STEVE W.!
But if I didn't make myself clear when I first made the suggestion Steve W. quoted in his post on the previous page/screen, while one would expect Lois Lane to be pursuing Superman in her own title or fighting Lana Lang or someone else for Kal-El's affection, that would be outside the "norm" in Superman's own title, Action Comics, etc. So I was thinking titles/places where one would not expect a romantic cover image.
Not one, but THREE Dynamic Duos on this cover.
Tom and Jerry (naturally), Jerry and Tuffy (or whatever they ever finalized the other mouse's name as) along with Spike and Tyke. The last two sets have already been featured on previous covers before my humble post.
(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)
Count me in as impressed as well, Steve W.! My wife and I have only twentysomething years in marriage, which seems quite paltry in comparison!
Also, I wanted to mention that the Superduperman/Captain Marbles story from 1950s MAD still cracks me up, more than 60 years later. "Was ist das Shazoom?" and "Ox, Power of Another" do it every time.
And for February, what about romance covers from titles that were NOT (normally) romance comics instead?
Or is that what Richard Willis was suggesting above?
I was suggesting a mix of romance comics and non-romance comics, but we should all kick it around.
Without digging for it, I'm not sure which one of the above I suggested.
For all the days of February (all 28) and for all the regular contributors, I'm concerned that only non-romance titles would not be enough, so I favor the mix of romance and non-romance titles. I do think that the non-romance titles should be depicting an obviously romantic scene, not just two characters side-by-side.
"It looks like Wolverine broke the chains. Was that in-story?"
It was. He was chained by Marie Cartier, the sister of Paul Cartier (Wendigo): "With bone-shattering force, the emerald man-brute smashes the Wolverine to earth--a move that serves only to sunder the pint-sized fury's already weakened bonds--and sends him hurtling into action once more!"
"I was thinking of posting that one: the best Doctor and the best Captain."
Oh, what the heck. Here it is.
As previously mentioned when I posted about Marvel Two-In-One, I always thought it was a bit of a "cheat" when The Thing teamed up with other members of The Fantastic Four. The same holds true for The Brave and the Bold when Batman was paired up with a member of his rogues' gallery.
(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)