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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Followed by COWGIRL ROMANCES #12 from December 52. Publisher Fiction House. The artwork isn't credited on my source document but I suspect it's Maurice Whitman.

And my personal favourite from this group (although the typesetting leaves a lot to be desired). This is CYNTHIA DOYLE, NURSE IN LOVE, although who she was in love with seemed to change from one issue to the next. This was from Feb 64, published by Charlton, with cover art by Dick Giordano (although some suggest it could be the work of Vince Colletta).

I'll sign off tonight with another CANDY cover, this one is #34 from Jan 53. Publisher Quality. I'm at a loss as to the cover artist. If anyone has any ideas, I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Secret Origins #5 where Roy Thomas finally gives the Crimson Avenger an origin. It's connected to Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast for Halloween 1938. It led the character almost stealing the spotlight from a later issue's origin for the Sandman and got him his own mini-series!

Here is a C from the second part of my favorite JLA/JSA teamup. "Crisis on Earth-A!

"Cry Coward" (by Colan).

My last cover for January

I'm going to close the month with a few of my favourites. Here's Superboy #153 "The CHALLENGE of the COSMIC INVADERS."

And from November 1968, the very first issue of Captain Action. Cover art by Wally Wood.

One of my favourite Conan covers. This is Conan #7, July 1970, art by Barry Smith, inking by Sal Buscema.

The very first issue of CHARLIE CHAN from June-July 1948 with artwork by Kirby. Publisher Prize Comics.

And finally, CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #67 with cover artwork by the one and only Neal Adams.

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