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.
Sorry if this cover has been posted before - I have been away for the best part of a week and I'm trying to catch up.
Thanks for everyone's comments regarding my 'alphabet' suggestion. Based on these, it's probably best if we forget this idea.
I like the idea of a month devoted to "21" - especially issues with that number on the cover. Sounds great!
Reminds me of that episode of Lassie in which a kid fell into a barbed wire fence and scratched his leg, then claimed Lassie bit him. In court, the defense lawyer took the judge's gavel and threw it to the dog (yes, Lassie was in the courtroom). When the bite marks on the gavel were conpared to those on the kid's leg and they didn't match, the case was dismissed.
(yes, Lassie was in the courtroom)
At least Lassie wasn't actually called to the witness stand, unlike Shep in this example from MST3K month!
Peter Wrexham said on September 28, 2020 at 2:55pm: