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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Vampires and werewolves in the Chamber of Chills, oh my!

The composition of that cover reminded me of this one...


Ooh, I wish I'd've thought of that one! Batman #255 was my first "live" Neal Adams. Ironically, it was also Adams' last regular Batman comic.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Ooh, I wish I'd've thought of that one! Batman #255 was my first "live" Neal Adams. Ironically, it was also Adams' last regular Batman comic.


Clearly it was his last cover. Since comic book covers never misrepresent the content, it's obvious that Batman must have died that issue, and the comic was discontinued. I guess we'll never know if the character would have gone on to even greater fame and fortune. Ah well. Here's a Scooby-Doo cover that pays tribute to EC. It features a vampire and, surely, a supernatural Scoob is something akin to a werewolf.

JD DeLuzio said:

...it's obvious that Batman must have died that issue...

Surely not - all he had to do was pull the Bat-werewolf-repellent spray out of the old utility belt, and give the critter a good squirt!

Meanwhile, over at publishers ACG, here are two covers from Forbidden Worlds which demonstrate that it's surprisingly difficult to distinguish visually between a vampire cat and a Rocky Mountain werewolf.

A legless vampire vs. a teenage President. Words fail me.

Atlas-Seaboard's answer to Marvel's Tomb of Dracula.

I doubt this one would have got past the Comics Code, when it was set up in 1955!

Let's have a few pre-code vampires, to see the sort of unregulated horrors the Comics Code was set up to save us from.

From 1942: "Vampire-Men of Neptune".  At least they weren't vampires from Uranus.

From 1952, vampires are accosted by a door-to-door salesman.  Who's the real blood-sucker here?

Also from 1952, possibly the silliest-looking depiction of a vampire I've ever seen.

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