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.
Steve W said:
Before Marvel's version, there was the original GHOST RIDER, published by Magazine Enterprises. The original series ran for 11 issues in 1951. GR #7 was drawn by Dick Ayers.
His feature started in Tim Holt/Red Mask and also appeared there. He also appeared in Best of the West. Ayers pencilled all the stories, but not all his title's covers, as Frank Frazetta did a few.
Marvel filched the character for a 1967 series and also used its version of the character in Western Gunfighters #1-#7 in 1970-71. These stories were also drawn by Ayers. Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze was introduced in 1972. During the Western Gunfighters series Marvel's first version of the character (who had a different secret ID to the original) was killed and replaced by his brother.