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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Have another giant robot



Richard Willis said:

Have another giant robot

I know it's so much more than a toy, but, "will the world ever let me forget?" Isn't this guy getting a little carried away?

A statement here which might be disputed by some of the other postings this month.

Maybe he can destroy the JLA, but he still has terrible fashion sense:

Marvel’s counterpart to Amazo

A couple more giant robots


I'm ready for a change from giant robots...

"Sorry, Alpha, we can't use you. Yes, we know that you turned Magneto into a baby. Thank you so much for that! That led to soooo many stories! But you weren't created by Claremont, Byrne, Jim Lee or Bendis so we know how that goes!"

I could spend the rest of the month posting covers from Strange Adventures and still wouldn't display a quarter of the giant covers.

Now class, who can name at least three ways this cover qualifies for November's theme?

Three green giants



Here's a giant who looks really enthusiastic about what he's doing!  Isn't it nice to see someone enjoying their work?

From a decade later, after Journey into Mystery changed its title, here is one of Thor's many encounters with giants.  I'm puzzled though: if this is "The Answer at Last!", what is the question?

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