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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Another Dennis the Menace cover

My last "D."  Drag Cartoons #1 (1963).  Maybe not a comic book in the strictest sense, but still a fun magazine, along with others of its type (e.g., CARtoons).  I believe that along the way some strips by Alex Toth appeared.

My last D cover, Little Dot.

My last 'D': The Invaders #18 and the return of the Mighty Destroyer, Stan Lee's longest running Golden Age hero! Roy Thomas retconned the bejeezus out of the character and, I think, it was later revealed that there were THREE Destroyers around during WWII!

There is a fascinating INVADERS thread somewhere on this forum that has ALL the details.!

So, Happy St David's Day everyone, and welcome to March! This will be a trickier month as comic covers beginning (or associated) with the letter "E" are harder to find. I'm sure you'll all be inventive and find covers which somehow fit the criteria.

I'll start with EERIE #8 from 1958. Publisher was I.W Publishing. Credits for the cover art are unclear but it could be Gene Fawcette (as suggested on Comic Book Plus).


E-Man #1 (1973).  Charlton was trying some creative, innovative things around that time.  A fun series.

The first Spider-Man comic I bought new, featuring the first appearance of Electro.

Batman #188 featuring the Eraser, a villain I had heard about but never truly believed existed!

Now there's a LEGO figure of him! What a world!

Flash #112 (April-May, 1960).  The first appearance of Elongated Man.

From August 1957, here's EVA the IMP! Published by Ajax-Farrell, cover is by George Peltz.

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