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 love the concept that the Universal Monsters could be the super-heroes of another world!

Philip Portelli said:
I love the concept that the Universal Monsters could be the super-heroes of another world!

So does Hollywood! They keep launching unsuccessful attempts to make that happen!

Meanwhile, here's a Doctor Spektor vampire who started as a villain, but later became a hero:

It's not just Hollywood.

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Philip Portelli said:
I love the concept that the Universal Monsters could be the super-heroes of another world!

So does Hollywood! They keep launching unsuccessful attempts to make that happen!



My least favorite version of Namor... ever.

Following Dracula and Frankenstein, Werewolf was the third of Dell's ill-fated attempts to turn a movie monster into a super-hero (and another alleged "Collector's Issue").

Yes, I admit that this breaks the "no protagonists" guideline, but the comic is so dreadful that it's irresistible.

And I thought that Mary Jane almost marrying John Jameson in the movies was pretty weird!

More Spektral vampirism:

Judge Dredd is pretty intimidating at any time, but the intimidation factor reaches new heights with Dredd as a werewolf!

When Dredd faces a vampire, it's a seriously odd-looking representative of the species that appears to be some sort of vampire-spider hybrid

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