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.
Weird indeed! It does look rather as if Ma Kent is touch-typing on Superboy's shin! And here we see yet another appearance of the "must play along with their delusion or they'll lose their minds forever" trope. What sort of dodgy psychiatric advice were the writers who peddled that line taking?
Steve W said:
These are the most unnatural poses I've ever seen on a cover. Why do Ma and Pa Kent's arms look - so weird? I appreciate that they are attempting to point at a 'rocket' but this pose just doesn't work!
Here we have a very late entry for May 2019's "Wanted Posters" theme.
"Oh my goodness! It's a Wanted poster, showing me in the very dress and necklace that I'm wearing right now! I'll just take a seat directly underneath it, and trust that the bright, eye-catching wig I'm wearing will prevent anyone from looking at me or recognising me. What can possibly go wrong?"
Philip Portelli said:
"Then again, I always wanted to be in Brave and the Bold!"
Are you sure about that, Spidey?
Image from the "Super-Team family" blog.