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.
Wow, this looks tricky. Sadly, I don't know anything about the Bronze Age. My interest in comics diminished massively after September 1971.So I'm basically a silver-age guy. Still I'll give it a try. Here's Adventure #394 where Supergirl teams up with a load of convicts. And I found this after I combed through 150 covers.
I guess I better finish what I started
Humor (all types): 114
Science fiction: 9
Little Orphan Annie: 3
My classifications are arbitrary, so you may disagree with some. Also, I tried to omit covers posted for the second time. Some examples of classifications: I put The Phantom in with superheroes, not Jungle. I included Weird War under Mystery/Horror. In Adventure I put some anthologies, Jon Sable, James Bond, Lester Girls, Freddy Lombard, and MGA, which could easily fit in mystery/horror or science fiction. In Science Fiction I put Mighty Samson, Edge of Chaos, Scout, and Xenozoic Tales (Amazing Heroes). I broke out Little Orphan Annie— to me it’s adventure, but the covers looked more appropriate for humor. For Girl I put in Judy, Barbie, and Polly Pigtails. For Treasure Chest I split them up according to cover, not necessarily “religious” or anthology.
Dave Palmer said:
Let’s see where we are at. We’ve had covers from a wide variety of titles and genres.
Humor (all types): 51
Science fiction: 4
Some covers could fit in multiple genres. For instance, I included Phantom as jungle, but it could be superhero. For jungle I threw in Turok, Korg, Anthro, Tragg, Red Sonja, Dakar, Ka-Zar, which all could go elsewhere. In misc. I threw in historical, political, anthologies, religious, Elephantmen, L’Elephant, Western (Dale Evans), Daredevil (which at that point was no longer superhero, was it humor?), and Elephant Man.