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.
Curiously, an old copy of that very issue was my introduction to the Legion of Superheroes, circa 1969.
Yes, the convoluted plot-line turns this Jimmy Olsen story into a Legion story.
Steve W said:
This cover is just so stupid, meaningless and downright insane that I don't really think any further comment is necessary. I can't begin to imagine the convoluted plot-line that led to this cover.
Forget Wonder Woman's amazing Amazon powers-- I want the number of the contractors who built that house. That's some solid construction.
Of course, can they only build child-size mansions? Or, perhaps, the Blue Seal Gang in the basement are each a little over a storey tall? And did they subcontract the stairway to a young M.C. Escher?
"Reading the blurb, I can almost hear William Dozier's voice. 'Diabolical Duo' indeed."
And I Jonathan Harris's. :)
Richard Willis said:
Insect people were popular then (yes, I know that ants aren't insects)
Great covers, mind you (though I can't imagine that b-boy breaking though in hip-hop).