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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Iceman was the only X-Man to get a solo guest shot spot in both Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Two-In-One. The Beast, the Angel, Nightcrawler and, who am I forgetting?....oh, yeah....WOLVERINE can't say that!

Here's another one.

Ah, what the heck! Here's one more!

(Not really an amazing friend, though!)

This iconic cover, featuring Lana Lang's first appearance as the Insect Queen sends shivers down my spine as this was the 2nd U.S comic that I ever read (the first being Adventure 336 ‘Starfinger’).  I can still remember sitting on the grass at a school lunch time, in the early summer of 1968, my friend Kevin having lent it to me, reading this comic and thinking ‘I just have to read more of these!’  My heart still skips a beat when I see the cover.


No letter "I" is complete without an appearance in the 1st 2 days, of Iron Man. This one is from June 1972.  Origin retold. "Why Must There Be An Iron Man?" Story by Roy Thomas. Art by Barry Smith and Jim Mooney. Cover by Gil Kane.


A favorite of mine from the Atlas line. Mike Sekowsky did the interior artwork in the first issue, Pablo Marcos thereafter.

She is the Insect Queen

Young and keen

Only seventeen.

Insect Queen

Hear the thrum

Of her humming wing

Oh yeah.

She can spy

Like a fly-y

And convey complex information using apiarian waggle dances.


See that girl

Feel her sting

Call her the Insect Queen!


Bravo, Luke!

One of the great Golden Age villains not from National/All American or Timely: Crimebuster's most fearsome foe, the vicious and brutal Iron Jaw!

The very first Iron Man (no Happy or Pepper yet)

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