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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The tv show Route 66 originally starred Martin Milner and George Maharis

it seem to be the sort of show that either Dell or Gold Key would have licensed, but neither did.  However George Maharis did make an appearance in this issue of Young Love— a nice summer activity cover

Martin Milner went on to star in Adam-12, which had a run from Gold Key.  Here is a cover with Martin Milner and a highway in the scene with the car chase/shoot out.

Here's another cover featuring Route 66, but this comic is from the Netherlands!

(The Dutch title means "Full throttle with Rhonda on Route 66").

The Simpsons are doing more of a Grapes of Wrath Route 66, but with less misery:

Is Batman sleeping or did he die? At least get him a pillow or something!

Still, I would have loved to see a "Super-Sons" series where they act like the Katzenjammer Kids!

Another wrong turn during a road trip:

Probably because of all that construction and the detours:

Still on Route 66.  In the tv series, eventually George Maharis left and was replaced by Glenn Corbett.

He went on to play Zefram Cochrane in the original Star Trek.

although James Cromwell is probably more associated with that character today.

 Cochrane made an appearance in Gold Key’s Star Trek

In this issue

which according to Mike’s Amazing World went on sale September 15, 1977, so I read it during the summer of ‘77.

Phew, I think tomorrow I’ll post something simple and straightforward.

A reminder that not all road-trips end well...

The cover of the collected edition of issues #1-6 of Route 666, "Highway to Horror"...

...features an interesting piece of semi-recycling from issue #3.

Very old friends

More road trippers:

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