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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Archie had some strange adventures in his early days.

But I must say, I generally prefer those strange adventures to the ones a character that uses his name has been having on TV recently....

They wouldn't dare do this on Riverdale.

JD DeLuzio said:

Archie had some strange adventures in his early days.

In stories I read as a kid, that much Kryptonite would be deadly, not just weakening.

Steve W said:

Superboy features a lot in moon covers.  Perhaps DC editors read somewhere, early in the silver-age, that the appearance of the moon on a cover enhanced sales.

The FF's first trip to the Moon, meeting the Watcher for the first time.

Philip Portelli said:

I first read this in Super Team Family #4 and I always liked the Moon-Man's powers and design. He even appeared in a Batman cartoon in the 70s though he looked very different!

Here's a different super-villain with the same name (give or take a hyphen).

Not prominent but there...

More Tarzan active during the full moon!

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Not prominent but there...

Here's a Werewolf by Night cover where the Moon is much more prominent.

This raises a number of problems.  The light of the full moon turns you into a werewolf.  So, how does that work if you're actually on the Moon?  Maybe it has to be a full moon as far as the Earth is concerned.  In which case, this scene is on the sunward side of the moon, which can't be good for vampires, can it?  Also, maybe werewolves and vampires don't need air to breathe, but how do you talk in a vacuum?



Peter Wrexham said:

Here's a Werewolf by Night cover where the Moon is much more prominent.

This raises a number of problems.  The light of the full moon turns you into a werewolf.  So, how does that work if you're actually on the Moon?  Maybe it has to be a full moon as far as the Earth is concerned.  In which case, this scene is on the sunward side of the moon, which can't be good for vampires, can it?  Also, maybe werewolves and vampires don't need air to breathe, but how do you talk in a vacuum?

-Maybe they're in the mysterious blue/ancient city area on Marvel's moon where there's a breathable artificial atmosphere.

-Do werewolves on the moon turn under the light of a full earth?

-Man-Wolf was apparently stronger on the moon because of "lunar radiation" emanating from the moon, which is apparently a thing on Marvel's moon. I don't know if that applies to horror-movie werewolves, however.

-What happens when a vampire bites a werewolf? Or vice-versa?

The answer is in the story's title!

"Dark Moon Rise, Hell Hound Kill!"

Philip Portelli said:

The answer is in the story's title!

"The Haunting of Hollywood Hills".  Wait, you mean they're not really on the Moon?  A comic book has an eye-catching cover that is misleading??  Say it ain't so!

Sigh.  According to the GCD synopsis for this issue "Jack and Raymond, in their Werewolf forms fight two vampires on a movie set".  I am horribly disillusioned.

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