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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Philip Portelli said:

  • Flags and other patriotic symbols (excluding statues and monuments)

Right, got it.  The Union Jack, the Crown Jewels, a nice cup of tea...

  • Foreign locations/vacations

Exotic overseas holiday destinations like Florida, California, the Grand Canyon...

  • Planes
  • Vampires & werewolves (for October, natch!)
  • Time travel

Just kidding, sounds like a good selection.

Since Dave already has a cover that does double duty, should we perhaps follow "The Moon" in June with "Bridges" in July?  And what about either "Cats" (because it will be dead easy) or "Foreign (non-US) locations/vacations" (because it's a holiday month) in August?

Or does anyone have a counter-proposal?

From an American(‘s) perspective “flags and other patriotic symbols” would be very appropriate for July.  Learning about other countries would be very informative—I taught international business management for years, it always amazed (and saddened) me how little American college students knew about the rest of the world.

Peter Wrexham said:

Philip Portelli said:

  • Flags and other patriotic symbols (excluding statues and monuments)

Right, got it.  The Union Jack, the Crown Jewels, a nice cup of tea...

  • Foreign locations/vacations

Exotic overseas holiday destinations like Florida, California, the Grand Canyon...

  • Planes
  • Vampires & werewolves (for October, natch!)
  • Time travel

Just kidding, sounds like a good selection.

Since Dave already has a cover that does double duty, should we perhaps follow "The Moon" in June with "Bridges" in July?  And what about either "Cats" (because it will be dead easy) or "Foreign (non-US) locations/vacations" (because it's a holiday month) in August?

Or does anyone have a counter-proposal?

Not quite sure how this fits our theme, but I’m sure we can shoehorn it in somehow

I read his mini where he changed his attitude but it was still a shock when Ares, God of War joined the Avengers!

After combing through all my WF covers, I came up with this.  I'm guessing that Nightman turned out to be a villain.  I have to admit that I'm finding this month particularly tough.

Two consecutive issues with Jimmy working with villains

Actually, Nightman turned out to be (spoilers) Bruce Wayne.  It was complicated.

Steve W said:

After combing through all my WF covers, I came up with this.  I'm guessing that Nightman turned out to be a villain.  I have to admit that I'm finding this month particularly tough.

Dave Elyea said:

It was complicated.

It was a WF story from the 1960s.  Of course it was complicated!

And, talking of the 1960s, how about this cover from 1963?  It doesn't look as if the Challengers are working with the villain, but the title is "Multi-Man -- Villain Turned Hero".

Isis reintroduced as the partner of Black Adam, and Black Adam working with heroes (and an excellent "Question" arc alongside decent soft reboots that DC totally erased a short time later):

Evilheart started as a bad guy but eventually joined the rest of the gang as a good guy.


The Changeling aka Beast Boy charges to save the New Teen Titans from Madame Rogue with...the New Brotherhood of Evil!

Ok, so after my comparative failure with WF 155, I'm turning to WF 142. I'm guessing that our two friends are about to team up with Composite Superman (who, I'm assuming, must be a villain of some sort).

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