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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Here's the Supermen/Zero Hour companion piece. It was a poster, it seems!

We obviously need to have this fellow represented as well.



Jeff of Earth-J said:

Same here...

Now that the Superman with multiple Batmen and Batman facing multiple Supermen images from Zero Hour have appeared, I've always been curious.

Were these two pictures the results of a lot of hard work by Bogdanove and Janke, or the artists assisted by a lot of cut and paste production?

Hmm... Good question.

"We obviously need to have this fellow represented as well."

This one, too.

More doppelfledermäuse

Yeah, I was disappointed that I couldn't find a cover appearance of Double Header (the Legion of Substitute Heroes Reserve version).  But I did find this guy.

Anyway, back to actual doppelgängers (rather than - er - doppelkopfers?)

"More doppelfledermäuse..."

(Hope I didn't spoil that for you.)

Steve W said:

I couldn't find this woman on a comic cover, but I found a picture and a bio on Comic Vine.

Janus

The former dispatcher of the top 10 precinct.  A woman with two faces from Grand Central (Precinct 1), a world where the Roman Empire never fell.

Note: former dispatcher.  Here are a couple of non-covers from Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct.

The first shows Janus meeting her parents when she returned home to Grand Central.

The second shows Tara, her replacement at Top 10.

The cover blurbs are so authentic. Everybody talked like that then.

Peter Wrexham said:

Anyway, back to actual doppelgängers (rather than - er - doppelkopfers?)

Doppelgangers in the worst run of Blackhawk.

While not identical doppelgangers, the one that started it all in the Silver Age, at least for DC.

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