LP Cover Cavalcade grew out of my earlier series Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade, which debuted on this blog waaaay back on November 24, 2017. The original idea was to combine my love of rock 'n' roll records with my love of comic books, and present commentary about five LP covers mixed with commentary about five comic book covers. The inaugural edition offered Metal Men, KISS, Daredevil Battles Hitler, The Monkees, Vampirella, Suzi Quatro, Judo Master, The James Montgomery Band, Iron Man And Sub-Mariner, and Blondie.
I thought these were pretty cool, but the series had two inherent problems. The biggest problem was something my wife Brenda pointed out: some music fans don't want to read blogs about comics, and some comics fans don't wanna hear about rock 'n' roll. Oof. The other problem? It took longer to write a blog piece spotlighting ten items than it would take to write about just five items. Limited time to work. Daily blog. Buh-bye, Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade.
(And then, of course, I committed to doing the weekly 10 Songs feature. Oy. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, Little Richard, and Li'l Archie. Or something.)
I accomplished nine editions of Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade, plus two special editions, before splitting the concept into separate series. Following the above-cited super-duper collectors' item first edition cited above, these were the remaining hybrid Cavalcades:
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 2, with The Beatles, Funnyman, Chuck Berry, World's Finest Comics, Lesley Gore, Marvel Feature starring the Astonishing Ant-Man, The Flamin' Groovies, The Marvel Family, The Beau Brummels, and The Phantom.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 3, with The Avengers, The Rolling Stones, Mighty Comics starring The Shield, The Black Hood, and The Web (and--swoon!--Pow Girl), Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Spectre, Rick James, Blue Beetle, The Runaways, The Scorpion, and Elvis Presley.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 4, a Christmas edition, with Phil Spector's Christmas Album, Walt Disney's Christmas Parade, Now That's What I Call Music--The Christmas Album, Dennis The Menace, A Very Special Christmas, Batman, The Beatles' Christmas Album, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab Bag, The Best Of Cool Yule, and Christmas With The Super-Heroes.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 5, with The Flintstones At The New York World's Fair, The 5th Dimension, Famous First Edition starring the original Captain Marvel, Fanny, Fantastic Four, Fleetwood Mac, The Fightin' 5, The Five Americans, The Fox And The Crow starring Stanley and his Monster, and The Four Tops.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 6, with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Vampirella, Badfinger, The Green Hornet, Bebe Buell, Jonny Quest, ABBA, Showcase starring Dolphin, Cherry Vanilla, and Dr. Strange.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 7, with The Archies meeting The Monkees, The Ramones, Superman Vs. The Amazing Spider-Man, The Everly Brothers, Wonder Woman, Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations, Strange Tales starring The Human Torch and The Thing (almost) meeting The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, The Partridge Family, and Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 8, with The Kinks, Batman, The Who, Marvel Tales, Little Richard, Marvel Super-Heroes, The Motown Story, Superman, 25 # 1 Hits From 25 Years, and The Great Comic Book Heroes.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade # 9, with The Animals, Shazam!, The Everly Brothers, The Avengers, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, The Green Hornet, The Tremblers, Charlton Bullseye, The Beau Brummels, and Secret Origins.
Comics And LP Cover Cavalcade Supplement # 1: Paperbacks And Rock Mags, with Batman Vs. Three Villains Of Doom, CREEM Presents The Monkees, Paingod And Other Delusions by Harlan Ellison, Bucketfull Of Groovies, The Pigman, Rock Scene, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Punk, The Phantom in The Veiled Lady, and Hot Wacks Quarterly.
Comics And LP Covers Cavalcade Supplement # 2: Superpulp Paperbacks And Rock 'n' Roll 45s, with The Green Hornet in The Infernal Light, Stiv Bators, The Avengers Battle The Earth-Wrecker, Suzi Quatro, Batman Vs. The Fearsome Foursome, The Knack, Weird Heroes, Public Image Ltd., Armageddon 2419 A. D., and Paul Revere and the Raiders.Now, the concepts live on, each in its own compact domain: LP Cover Cavalcade, Comic Book Cover Cavalcade, and Paperback Cover Cavalcade, with maybe a few other categories to form in the near future. And LP Cover Cavalcade # 1 is the latest Boppin' Pop-A-Looza.
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