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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My last "J" cover

I'll end the month with a Jungle Jim cover (#18, 1958).  To my mind, Jungle Jim is one of the most inspired names and one of the silliest at the same time.  Wikipedia tells us that the jungle gym was invented in 1920, while Jungle Jim was created as a topper for Flash Gordon in 1934 and was named after Alex Raymond's brother, Jim.

After today I'll be offline for a week or so, so I'd like to kick off the K's with...

Kona #6, April-June 1963.

First appearance of Kraven the Hunter

We can't go past the first day of "K" without mentioning the home of Superman. Strangely, when I was young, I always pronounced the planet's name in my head to rhyme with "cry" - "Cry - pton".
It was only years later, when a series called "The Krypton Factor" started on TV in 1978, that I found out it was pronounced "Crypt - on". For ten years I had been saying it wrong!

And, of course, we must also mention Ka-Zar. This is Ka-Zar #1 from Jan 1974, with cover art by the one and only John Buscema. This was the first in a series of 20.

Not a comic book, but Ka-Zar's first appearance before moving to comic books (OCT36)

How do the lost worlds of earth stay intact for so long when they're always filled with active volcanoes?

Steve W said:

And, of course, we must also mention Ka-Zar. This is Ka-Zar #1 from Jan 1974, with cover art by the one and only John Buscema. This was the first in a series of 20.

Warlord Krang

I had questioned why Dorma and Krang aren't blue-skinned on this cover. It has been many years since I read the story. Looking at a summary on Marvel's site, I would guess that the treatment allowing them to walk around in the surface world temporarily changed their skin color (unless they just screwed up).

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