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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Richard Willis said:

How about a man picking on himself?

This seems to happen more often than you'd think:

#284 also has a Clark Kent and Superman story.

Reminds me of this one...

It's not just humans who can find themselves dealing with doppelgängers.

Scooby-Doo is, of course, scared by his double.

The GCD lists the characters on this cover as Launchpad McQuack; Launchpad McQuack; Dewey.

Has anyone posted this classic yet?

Ooh! That one reminds me of these...

Do these little guys count as doppelgängers?

Remember Clor?



Jeff of Earth-J said:

In the spirit of Janus/January...

My initial plan for today was to go with characters named Janus.  I decided to follow along with the Superman theme with the Superman Emergency Squad.

Earlier in the month I had posted a cover with John (Menthor) Janus.

Here’s another one.

Here is a cover actually featuring Janus where he calls himself Nega-Man.

here is a bit of explanation

At this point Jack Kirby had left Marvel.  This storyline uses some pages he had penciled before he left.  They are shoehorned in.  The story is a mess, although Stan and John Buscema do a pretty good job of putting it all together.

Here are a couple more characters named Janus.


I suspect that if Roy Thomas got ahold of Janus Stark that we would find out about some long lost connection between him and his cousin Tony.  Could be a lot of fun.

I hope they count, because I have this one:

Dave Palmer said:

Do these little guys count as doppelgängers?

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