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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I'm sure Hawkeye was a villain sometime in the Silver-Age.

Should we add Black Panther to that list?  Was he a “good guy” from the very beginning?

On an unused cover he looks to be fighting the Fantastic Four; less so on the actual cover.

Dave Palmer said:

How many of the characters on this cover started their careers as “bad guys”?

Vision, Hercules, Yellowjacket (in his own fashion), Black Widow, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Jocasta, Wonder Man, Quicksilver, Moondragon

Two covers for the same issue. A team-up with The Penguin.


Dracula does work with the Non-Team in Defenders #95 for his own self-interest of course!

Also of note that the Gargoyle debuted the previous issue as their adversary and is now part of the team and on the cover! That's a quick turnaround!

Jill Ross, Kree-Nal, and Cat Girl (?) team up.

Time for a team-up between the heroes and some really evil villains: Mystery Inc with Dastardly and Muttley!

Peter Wrexham said:

Time for a team-up between the heroes and some really evil villains: Mystery Inc with Dastardly and Muttley!

Do Scooby and the gang solve the mystery of Dastardly and Muttley's reuse by Hanna-Barbera as connection to the Dread Baron and Mumbly?

(Okay, I've heard it said the Wacky Races was a co-production and they had some concern about the availability of the characters, and some comic established that Dastardly and Dread were brothers).

The Thing had at least two other team-ups with the Yancy Street Gang. In this issues, they were "surprise" team-up guest-stars. I think I may have this issue somewhere:

I did not read this comic, but apparently, the Thing and the Yancy Streeters finally reconcile:

From adversary to X-Man

Mind control: A Villain's Best Friend!

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