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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Has someone posted this one already? (Seems to me someone might have.) It's a kind of odd story... a throwback to the original series moreso than a look ahead. Marvel's whole Star Trek series was, really.

I posted this one. It could play off the TOS episode "Catspaw". 

But yeah, Marvel's Star Trek was one bizarre series!

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Has someone posted this one already? (Seems to me someone might have.) It's a kind of odd story... a throwback to the original series moreso than a look ahead. Marvel's whole Star Trek series was, really.

Don't think we had a Wonder Woman cover yet! So here's a Ghost Train! Maybe Lincoln's on it!

These are really gorgeous covers showing what must be haunted houses.

Incidentally, something to think about.  After next month's "Motor Bike" theme, we'll be doing "Foreign" in December.  Do we want to tie the theme down any more than that, or say any more about what sorts of covers qualify?

I haven't read the 1954 United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings in their entirety, but I find it easy to believe that, at some point, someone said, "in addition to their emphasis on horror and crime, some of these magazines have some ludicrously garish covers. At the very least, can we regulate the colorists?"

Another haunted train



Philip Portelli said:

Don't think we had a Wonder Woman cover yet! So here's a Ghost Train! Maybe Lincoln's on it!

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