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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First cover appearance of the Kingpin.

World of Krypton #2 where Kal-El sees first hand the kidnapping of Kandor!

Kirby's Green Arrow stories in collected form. At the time they were not cover-featured.

The first appearance of Abra Kadabra. At least his hand made the cover.


Schwartz semi-recycled the image for the cover of The Flash #242.

Flash Comics #5 (My'40) starring Gardner Fox's master of disguise, the King! 

The Flash had the cover for #1, Hawkman #2, Cliff Cornwall #3 and the Whip #4. Starting with #6, the Flash and Hawkman alternated covers with Johnny Thunder never getting his spotlight!

Say, you'd think they'd treat a fellow with more respect!

And I say you are right!

Luke Blanchard said:

Say, you'd think they'd treat a fellow with more respect!

So was Jack Kirby dressing up in a tux, top hat and mask to fight crime as The King when he wasn't drawing comics back in the day? : )

Jack Kirby had his own Golden Age royalty with the Vagabond Prince!

Another Golden Age character I'd never previously heard of.  King Kirby had a hand in the creation of quite a few royal characters, and brought at least one he didn't co-create to new prominence in the Silver Age, mainly Prince Namor.

A marching band superhero had a hand in Boss Tweed's downfall? Now it can be told!

Philip Portelli said:

Jack Kirby had his own Golden Age royalty with the Vagabond Prince!

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