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.

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It's either Ben Grimm or a really unusual farmer's daughter story.

Philip Portelli said:

You beat me to this one, but here's my backup Sabrina.



JD DeLuzio said:

For the thirteenth:

JD DeLuzio said:

For the thirteenth:

That is a glorious cover, JD!  And Steve, your re-creation on the Silver Surfer cover is pretty wonderful too!

Here's another witch seen against the full Moon.

And, as a change from all those full Moons...

Here's a fairly large, looming moon:

The Moon is our theme this month.  June 14th, Flag Day in the US.  Can we combine the two





these would have made for a great transition from June to July, but they do fit so well here today.


these would have made for a great transition from June to July, but they do fit so well here today.

*Grumble* Couldn't post just one or two covers.... *Grumble* Have to try to find another moon/flag cover... *Grumble* Flag day....

*Grumbels* Hate that the Retail strip ended this year...

Another Race for the Moon

The blurb "a million miles above the Earth" is quite an exaggeration. The Moon is only just over a quarter-million miles from Earth.

...or 400,000 kilometres.

Thanks for your comments on my drawing. You're kind. I'm inspired to continue, but not necessarily to inflict my completed creations on you all! I'm working on Superboy #151.

JD,

I apologize for being a bit overzealous.  I just searched, there are a few more out there—one I wish I’d seen earlier because I would have posted it.  There are also some nice pulp covers that would work, although not all of them would necessarily work for June 14.

Egads, Retail ended.  A few years ago our local newspaper dropped it and I followed it on-line a bit.  But on-line just didn’t become a habit, alas.  I liked Cooper since he knew his pop culture and was an ethical guy.  Lunker was great.


JD DeLuzio said:


these would have made for a great transition from June to July, but they do fit so well here today.

*Grumble* Couldn't post just one or two covers.... *Grumble* Have to try to find another moon/flag cover... *Grumble* Flag day....

*Grumbels* Hate that the Retail strip ended this year...

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