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.
Peter Wrexham "The Moon" is the theme for June, but we don't yet have anything confirmed for later months. Following our earlier discussions, could I suggest the following?
It's been pointed out that (for US contributors in particular), July is an appropriate month for a theme of "Flags and other patriotic symbols". We'd exclude statues and monuments, as they have been extensively covered already, and non-US symbols would also be acceptable.
Then, for August (it being - at least in more normal years! - a holiday month for many), we could have a theme of "Foreign locations & vacations". In this context, "Foreign" would mean "non-US".
Then, skipping September for now, there seems to be some approval for the idea of "Vampires and Werewolves" for October.
Apologies if this comes across as over-controlling. I'd just like to have a little lead time to search for appropriate covers.
from Philip Portelli
For September, how about "Giants"?
I'm totally with all of this - can we vote this in, please?
I'm fine with all the suggestion by Peter and Philip.
Sounds good to me.