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.
Tales to Astonish was, of course, a fantasy/mystery book until Henry Pym showed up as Ant-Man, then as Giant-Man, along with Janet Van Dyne as The Wasp. The issues just before this one had a shorter Wasp story in place of the fantasy/mystery story. This issue, #59, had the usual 18-page cover story plus a short feature called "Let's Learn About Hank and Jan." Tales to Astonish #60 was the first time that Giant-Man and the Hulk shared a split book. The Hulk finally had a regular feature after bouncing around as a guest star/antagonist for a year-and-a-half after the cancellation of his original title.
An aside to Dave Palmer:
I knew that sometime before my first Justice League issue that the team went from a mountain cave HQ to the space satellite, but was totally unaware of the western Vigilante being involved (page 1272). Thanks for the info but still don't understand his limited appearances beyond Adventure Comics presenting an unused 7 Soldiers of Victory serial and his brief World's Finest backup during it's Dollar Comic days. (Had to look that up because my overall collection is lacking those issues.)
There is no denying that the Fantastic Four are both a team and a family. But while I had no problem with them making cameos during Ben Grimm's Marvel Two-In-One days, somehow this seems like cheating to me...
(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)