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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Freedom Agent #1 (April 1963).

Once I posted Freedom Agent #1, I realized I had to pair it with Classics Illustrated #160 (January 1961) "The Food of the Gods."  Two "F" covers with menacing giant chickens.

Archie should do everything it can to regain the license of the Fly (Not Fly-Man!). Even more than the Shield, the Fly is their best super-hero!

This is news to me. I thought Archie had the rights to all of their heroes.

Philip Portelli said:


Archie should do everything it can to regain the license of the Fly (Not Fly-Man!). Even more than the Shield, the Fly is their best super-hero!

The Thing vs the Hulk, round one.

No, the Joe Simon estate owns the publishing rights to the Fly but not to Fly-Girl. That's why she was featured in their last Mighty Crusaders series.

Richard Willis said:

This is news to me. I thought Archie had the rights to all of their heroes.

Philip Portelli said:


Archie should do everything it can to regain the license of the Fly (Not Fly-Man!). Even more than the Shield, the Fly is their best super-hero!

Fly-Girl was created after Archie took over producing the series from Simon.

Simon produced the series up to #4. The issue above is #3. The Simon and Kirby Blog notes the cover design was reused from Black Hood Comics #9.

I have a fairly large collection of Fly-Girl and The Fly comics. I'll post some covers next week.

In the meantime, here's FAMOUS GANGSTERS #1, April 1951, publisher Avon.

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