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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A lesser-known X-Men #100 take!

We have a couple of parodies combined here:

Here's another cover inspired by "Raising the flag on Iwo Jima".  The image is very much less well-known in the UK than the US, and I'm sure I encountered many allusions to this scene before I ever saw the original photo, or even knew that it existed.

Here's another one that came out during that Acclaim/Valiant homage cover month, so it is an homage, but I'm not sure of what exactly. Anyone?

The logo in the upper corner made me think this was an homage to a Charlton romance comic. I looked at all of the covers for all of the Charlton romance books and came up empty.

An homage to the cover od Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

The day Batman joined the Avengers.

Demonstrating what happens when Madmen meets Batman...

The best parodies are also homages.

I did the same and a close match did not stand out, although the Shadow Man cover captures the spirit of a number of Charlton romance comic book covers.  Here are a few, although on these the women is on the right-hand side of the cover.



Richard Willis said:

The logo in the upper corner made me think this was an homage to a Charlton romance comic. I looked at all of the covers for all of the Charlton romance books and came up empty.

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