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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This looks a lot more like Irv Novick to me than Wally Wood, altho I know Wood definitely did the interior art.

Steve W said:

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

I'll throw a Kirby cover out as my first "D".

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I'll throw a Kirby cover out as my first "D".

Dammit, you ninja'd me!

Only one place to start for me, as we get into the "D"s. That's DAN DARE (pilot of the future!), for many years the cover pinup for Eagle Comics, which I bought religiously from 1966 to 68.

And, in a strange "C" to "D" crossover, the CHALLENGERS of the Unknown meet the DOOM PATROL (#48, 1966).

How about D-Day (Combat #11, 1964).


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