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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Last month, Philip picked this cover as a favourite.

Philip Portelli said on September 13, 2021 at 1:19pm:

DC Super Stars #10 featured the delightfully bizarre Super-Heroes Vs Super-Villains Baseball Game! The premise is straight out of Super Friends, is against the motivations of the baddies especially the Joker and has an ending that is never fulfilled!

Still I love that they resisted making it a straight-up Justice League story by adding Robin, Kid Flash, Plastic Man and Uncle Sam!

When the story was picked as one of those reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #10, it was given a cover more in line with the current month's theme.  And it's another cover that bears a passing resemblance to X-Men #100.

DC is still doing "line-up" covers. These two shipped today

A WWII line-up. Superman flanked by his Action Comics co-stars (left to right) Americommando, Vigilante, Zatara and Congo Bill.

Floating heads are, I guess, a form of lineup...

I have a few Hallloween "Line-up" covers, uh, lined up for the end of the month,but I thought I'd drop one as a teaser to the dark day:

I thought I had all the Big Bang comics, but Dave Palmer posted one of the National Guardians back on October 5 which I had never seen. Here's Big Bang #35, versus the 1963 characters. 

The planes on top represent the Three Aces who were another Action feature albeit the least known of that era.

I once tried to write a story where a very young Clark Kent was watched over by Zatara, Congo Bill, Vigilante and Mister America. Couldn't make it work.


Richard Willis said:

A WWII line-up. Superman flanked by his Action Comics co-stars (left to right) Americommando, Vigilante, Zatara and Congo Bill.

Uh...Superboy, this scene works better if your teammates are conscious!

Before he started Hydra, Baron Strucker tried copy-catting the Howlers. This was their only appearance.

Don't worry, nobody on either side died even though they were firing directly at each other. So realistic!

Philip Portelli said:

Uh...Superboy, this scene works better if your teammates are conscious!

As seen on this cover, for example!

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