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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Once MAD Magazine had established itself as a groundbreaking satirical comic in '52, many other similar comics sprang up, eager to cash in on this new parody genre. One of the best of these was EH! published by Charlton. This is #6 published in August 1954, with cover art by Fred Ottenheimer. 

And of course, no letter would be complete without its share of Romance covers, or in this case, EXOTIC ROMANCES covers. This is #23 from Nov 1955. The cover art isn't credited on CB+, but some of the inside material was drawn by Gene Colan, so he could well have pencilled the cover too.

Ego, the Living Planet!


A different Elastigirl.

Elfquest #6 from January 1980

Metal Men #48: Our Robot Heroes must face Eclipso in one of the best stories from the 1970s!

Captain Electron (1986).  I wonder if Arnim Zola is the black sheep in Mr. Computer's family.

The issue's creator was Jay Disbrow, a Golden Age artist. The GCD says he did the writing as well as the art, and also the colours and letters. There's information about him here. (Adult content elsewhere at link.)

Well we're 3 days late, but we need to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Will EISNER, creator of The Spirit. Will was born on 6th March 1917 and was one of the first artists to successfully retain copyright to his cartoon creations. He claimed that, in 1939, just as the US was just coming out of depression, he and Jerry Iger split earnings of $25,000.  

The year after his death the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were established in his honour.

Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI (Consumer Price Index) Inflation Calculator the $25,000 in 1939 that Steve W. mentioned would equate to $436,760.70 today.  That's a nice chunk of change.

Metamorpho, The Element Man, The Brave and the Bold #57, December 1964-January 1965.

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