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.

Date Page/Reply Theme (and clickable link) Pages Replies
Oct 2016 1/1 Letter A 19 228
Dec 2016 20/1 Letter B 17 207
Jan 2017 37/4 Letter C 18 214
Feb 2017 55/2 Letter D 17 208
Mar 2017 72/6 Letter E 15 178
Apr 2017 87/4 Letter F 15 184
May 2017 102/8 Letter G 13 157
Jun 2017 115/9 Letter H 16 195
Jul 2017 131/12 Letter I 12 133
Aug 2017 143/1 Letter J 16 194
Sep 2017 159/3 Letter K 19 237
Oct 2017 178/12 Letter L 24 285
Nov 2017 202/9 Letter M 24 280
Dec 2017 226/1 Letter N 19 236
Jan 2018 245/9 Letter O 21 245
Feb 2018 266/7 Letter P 25 295
Mar 2018 291/2 Letters Q & R 20 243
Apr 2018 311/5 Letter S 22 270
May 2018 333/11 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21 250
Jun 2018 354/9 Letter T 21 250
Jul 2018 375/7 Letter U 17 207
Aug 2018 392/10 Letter V 19 228
Sep 2018 411/10 Letter W 20 233
Oct 2018 431/3 Letter X 15 180
Nov 2018 446/3 Letter Y 13 156
Dec 2018 459/3 Letter Z 13 156
Jan 2019 472/3 Person being carried 16 190
Feb 2019 488/1 Real people 17 214
Mar 2019 505/11 Homages/parodies 19 224
Apr 2019 524/7 Green-skinned people 17 207
May 2019 541/10 Wanted posters 17 201
Jun 2019 558/7 Boxing rings 15 180
Jul 2019 573/7 Empty uniforms 15 177
Aug 2019 588/4 Beaches 25 297
Sep 2019 613/1 Apes 28 340
Oct 2019 641/5 Haunted houses/graves 21 250
Nov 2019 662/3 Motor bikes 21 254
Dec 2019 683/5 Foreign language covers 17 209
Jan 2020 700/10 Playing cards/tabletop games 23 275
Feb 2020 723/9 Valentines and Cupids 22 259
Mar 2020 745/4 Statues 21 256
Apr 2020 766/8 Elephants 22 263
May 2020 788/7 Heroes & villains cooperating 17 198
Jun 2020 805/1 The Moon 26 322
Jul 2020 831/11 Flags & patriotic symbols 18 215
Aug 2020 849/10 Foreign locations (non-US) 20 233
Sep 2020 869/3 MST3K (with commentary) 24 292
Oct 2020 893/7 Vampires and Werewolves 20 245
Nov 2020 913/12 Giants 24 286
Dec 2020 937/10 Snow & winter scenes 24 289
Jan 2021 961/11 Doppelgängers 32 377
Feb 2021 993/4 Movies 23 275
Mar 2021 1016/3 Cats/cat-themed adventurers 22 263
Apr 2021 1038/2 Dogs/dog-themed adventurers 25 305
May 2021 1063/7 Big guns/Heavy weaponry 25 302
Jun 2021 1088/9 Dinosaurs/Time Travel 28 338
Jul 2021 1116/11 Big Questions/Question Marks 28 330
Aug 2021 1144/5 Highways, Travel etc 19 232
Sep 2021 1163/9 Favourite Covers/Comics 28 330
Oct 2021 1191/3 Lineups 21 260
Nov 2021 1212/11 JSA 80th Anniversary 23 269
Dec 2021 1235/4 Logos in the action 26 317
Jan 2022 1261/9 Dynamic Duos 29 348
Feb 2022 1290/9 Romantic Scenes 26 313
Mar 2022 1316/10 Bridges 29 339
Apr 2022 1345/1 Unexpected Green 23 286
May 2022 1368/11 Neal Adams 26 310
Jun 2022 1394/9 George Perez 19 227
Jul 2022 1413/8 Parents 30 356
Aug 2022 1443/4 Fairgrounds and Carnivals
Sep 2022 Joe Kubert
Oct 2022 First and last issues
Nov 2022 Classrooms?

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I apologize that this one is so small.  I came across it in one of my searches.  It is Empire Comics Bulletin #67 from 1991.  Empire Comics was a retailer in Rochester, NY.  I spent many happy comic book buying forays at its various stores over the years.  I also worked there briefly in the late 1970s when I was between jobs.  By 1991 I no longer lived in Rochester but I would still drop by when I was in town visiting.  Tomorrow I’ll post one of my favorite George Perez covers, which surprisingly to me hasn’t been posted yet.  I’ll also include a quote from George regarding an “error” on the cover.

Here's a pair of interconnecting variant covers for Boom! Studios' Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern mini-series.  Unusually, these two covers by George Perez and Jerry Ordway appear to have been issued as just the artwork.  They're without any of the normal text - no publisher, series name, title, issue number, date, or anything else.

This is the cover to the 1990 George Perez Portfolio.

While not covers per se, the 12 prints comprised mostly covers, plus a few original pieces.

Since we're very nearly at the end of the month, time for a reminder that, as indicated at the top of the page, the topics agreed for July and August are "Parents" and "Fairgrounds and Carnivals" respectively.  For later months, we had a brief discussion earlier on, in which I put forward "Classrooms" and Jeff suggested "First and Last Issues".  How would people feel about doing "Classrooms" in September to coincide with the new academic year, and following that with "First and Last Issues" in October?

On a somewhat separate topic, I notice that Steve W hasn't posted anything since this cover on June 11th.  I hope his silence is just because he's on holiday or otherwise busy, and that he'll soon be back, perhaps even to welcome in the new month.

Imagine Disney doing a movie with the Avengers, Carol Danvers and Doctor Strange fighting a parody of the Justice League! 

Since we only have today and tomorrow left to honor George Perez, I'm gonna share some of what I have left. These may not be among his best works, but I personally like them. All courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

You have to admire his attention to detail and continuity in this one, considering the background is composites of scenes from the multiverse.

Similarly the attention to detail with this one concerning all the individual Mardi Gras beads and so on, unless that's the work of the inker and/or colorist.

And finally, besides it being an odd team up to begin with, it's always a good time in my book when Lobo gets his comeuppance.

New edition in shops August 17, 2022:

Philip Portelli said:

Imagine Disney doing a movie with the Avengers, Carol Danvers and Doctor Strange fighting a parody of the Justice League! 

I don't think the parody would be as well received in a big-bucks movie as it was in comics.

Peter Wrexham said:

I notice that Steve W hasn't posted anything since this cover on June 11th.  I hope his silence is just because he's on holiday or otherwise busy, and that he'll soon be back, perhaps even to welcome in the new month.

I was exchanging messages with Steve on this website back at the end of March.

I just sent him a message asking if he is on holiday. I'll let everyone know when he answers.

Hi all. George Perez not really my subject. Have had a short break from the thread but missed it nonetheless. I'll be back Friday! Have loads of "Parents" covers stacked up, ready to go.

My last covers for June are an Infinity Gauntlet, a Marvel-Two-In-One and two Wonder Woman covers. The second Wonder Woman cover includes Hippolyta, bridging into our Parents month.

Good to know you are still here, Steve!  I must admit, your silence did have me a little worried.

Right, then.  A few final George Perez covers to finish the month, starting with another strong contender in the "most characters on a cover" category.

A bit more Sachs and Violens.

Happy holidays with Spidey and friends.

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