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.
Richard Willis said on:
I think I've just found out why the kangaroo behaved that way to Donald. The cover date on that issue is October 1946. Look what Donald did in the issue of March 1945!
They appear to be different kangaroos on the two covers. I wonder if the later cover shows the first kangaroo's wife and child? If so, we've got another female in the boxing ring!
I think the artist is trying to show how high up WW is. The problem is that the people in the first row should be smaller, too.
JD DeLuzio said:
Okay, I am experiencing some real issues with the perspective on this cover. Are two of the three people in the ring supposed to be dwarfs?
About time we saw a bit more of Wildcat, considering his back-story in boxing - previously, he'd only made one cover appearance this month! Since I counted Daredevil twice on the DD vs DD cover, I reckon that the JLA Classified #39 (Aug 2008) cover brings Wildcat up to 3 appearances. I don't know if the cover below is related (it's dated November 2007), but it brings the count up to 5!