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.
Just to recap (cover-wise)
After that, the theme of snow & winter scenes for December (but excluding Christmas scenes, and cold-powered characters like Iceman and Captain Cold).
And Doppelgangers for January (in honour of Janus, for whom the month is named).
And, may I put forward a suggestion for February? Perhaps we could return to the alphabet, and start with the letter “A” for February. Yes, yes, I hear you shout, we’ve done all that before. But I’m suggesting ‘Alphabet with a twist’. So, for example, for “A” we don’t merely post covers starting with ‘A’. We post covers with an oblique reference to the letter in question, then leave it to the others to guess what the oblique reference is. For example I could post this cover:-
And you might correctly guess that it was Neal Adams first DC cover. Or, you may not. (Also, I may be wrong!)
The more oblique the link, the better.
What do you all think? I’ll throw it open. Hey, and if no-one likes the idea, we’ll leave it. I’m not precious about it. It would certainly solve the “what covers shall we do next month” question until around March 2023!
Sounds challenging. I’d be up for giving it a try.