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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It's nearly the end of the month so it's probably time to post this.



Peter Wrexham said:

By the way, we've agreed on subjects for the next two months.  December will foreign language covers (showing translated super-heroes or Christmas themes). 


Donde el dolar descare                         Where there is pain
Donde el peligro amenace                    Where danger threatens

Donde la miseria oprima                        Where there is misery
Allí estará Tamakún,                               There will be Tamakún,
El vengador errante!                                The wandering avenger!

Beyond that, he appears on this cover to have gotten himself involved with the Roadrunner.





My last for November

My final three covers, all of which are bridges to December.

The Thing and Ghost Rider in "the most off-beat holiday extravaganza of all!"

Two foreign-language covers, each featuring Santa Claus on a motorbike!

You wouldn't want to mess with that last Santa!

Joyeux Noël.

I’m going to end the month on a light note.



Peter Wrexham said:

By the way, we've agreed on subjects for the next two months.  December will foreign language covers (showing translated super-heroes or Christmas themes).

Why not both?

Peter Wrexham said:

The Thing and Ghost Rider in "the most off-beat holiday extravaganza of all!"

Here's the same cover translated into Italian.  That poor guy in the foreground - he's not only in danger of being run over, he's also had his face replaced by a "Capitan Marvel" bubble.

I'll start by going a little bit further afield...

Here's an updated version of the spreadsheet and index of monthly themes.

The second column is now headed "Page/Reply", and indicates the page on which the month started, and the reply (1 to 12) within that page.  There is also a new column, "Replies", which shows the total number of replies made during the month.  Hopefully, this is a slightly more accurate indication of the relative popularity of each theme, though of course it still doesn't correlate exactly with the number of covers posted (which I haven't counted - I may be a bit obsessive, but I'm not that mad!)

Date Page/Reply Theme (and clickable link) Pages Replies
Oct 2016 1/1 Letter A 19 228
Dec 2016 20/1 Letter B 17 207
Jan 2017 37/4 Letter C 18 214
Feb 2017 55/2 Letter D 17 208
Mar 2017 72/6 Letter E 15 178
Apr 2017 87/4 Letter F 15 184
May 2017 102/8 Letter G 13 157
Jun 2017 115/9 Letter H 16 195
Jul 2017 131/12 Letter I 12 133
Aug 2017 143/1 Letter J 16 194
Sep 2017 159/3 Letter K 19 237
Oct 2017 178/12 Letter L 24 285
Nov 2017 202/9 Letter M 24 280
Dec 2017 226/1 Letter N 19 236
Jan 2018 245/9 Letter O 21 245
Feb 2018 266/7 Letter P 25 295
Mar 2018 291/2 Letters Q & R 20 243
Apr 2018 311/5 Letter S 22 270
May 2018 333/11 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21 250
Jun 2018 354/9 Letter T 21 251
Jul 2018 375/8 Letter U 17 207
Aug 2018 392/11 Letter V 19 228
Sep 2018 411/11 Letter W 20 233
Oct 2018 431/4 Letter X 15 180
Nov 2018 446/4 Letter Y 13 156
Dec 2018 459/4 Letter Z 13 156
Jan 2019 472/4 Person being carried 16 190
Feb 2019 488/2 Real people 17 214
Mar 2019 505/12 Homages/parodies 19 224
Apr 2019 524/8 Green-skinned people 17 207
May 2019 541/11 Wanted posters 17 201
Jun 2019 558/8 Boxing rings 15 180
Jul 2019 573/8 Empty uniforms 15 177
Aug 2019 588/5 Beaches 25 297
Sep 2019 613/6 Apes 28 340
Oct 2019 641/4 Haunted houses/graves 21 250
Nov 2019 662/4 Motor bikes 20 242
Dec 2019 682/6 Foreign language covers
Jan 2020 Playing cards etc
Feb 2020 Valentines and cupids
Mar 2020 Statues?

I've also added the suggested themes for February and March next year.

From Mexico, X-Men #1

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