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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FF #36: the color purple.

"I wanted to be on PLANET OF THE APES but no, they say that's too expensive. Team with Kamandi, they say. It's the same thing! Well let me tell you, it's NOT! Where's my Charlton Heston moment? Where's my primitive love interest? And there's a younger boy running around so this Kamandi kid is not even "the Last Boy"! I swear if I ask for STAR TREK and get Space Ranger, I'll going to get grim n' gritty!"

Where's your PPE, little girl?  No one is permitted in the museum without a face-mask.

Oh, that's where we put the spectral wolf.

"Would Power Rangers be okay?"

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Philip Portelli said:

"I wanted to be on PLANET OF THE APES but no, they say that's too expensive. Team with Kamandi, they say. It's the same thing! Well let me tell you, it's NOT! Where's my Charlton Heston moment? Where's my primitive love interest? And there's a younger boy running around so this Kamandi kid is not even "the Last Boy"! I swear if I ask for STAR TREK and get Space Ranger, I'll going to get grim n' gritty!"

They had a lot of fun with Archie vs Predator. 

A cubed world. How does that work then? I'm guessing that travelling by ship from one continent to another would be really tricky. 



Steve W said:

A cubed world. How does that work then? I'm guessing that travelling by ship from one continent to another would be really tricky. 

Wow. That's, like, bizarro.

"I understand you are experiencing difficulties, and I'd like to help. First, click "Start" and type "System Restore" in the "Search" box. Sir...?"

"Man, Adam Strange isn't looking well!"

This issue of Strange Adventures #74 was cover-dated November 1956.  Strangely enough (!), Adam Strange's first actual appearance was two years later, in Showcase #17, cover-dated November-December 1958. 

“I learned this little trick from Brainiac.”
Actually, this issue of Blackhawk and Action #242, which introduced Brainiac and Kandor, are both dated July, 1958.  As with Peter’s post above, more comic book “strangeness.”

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