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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This is where I first saw Simon and Kirby's Fighting American

Although this cover features an imposter Tarzan, it shows how both characters pretty much looked.

I also recall Korak's adventures being more SF, but that may be selective memory.
 
Philip Portelli said:

How did Gold Key differentiate Tarzan from Korak?

Dave Palmer said:

I find the blurb, "Most imitated of all" rather amusing, assuming it refers to F.A. & S.B., as Simon & Kirby are essentially imitating their own Captain America & Bucky, and even they were imitating the concept of Batman & Robin.  I know that Fighting American was created in 1954, in response to Atlas bringing back Cap & Bucky, with S&K apparently taking the attitude, "ok, we created them and although we don't own the rights to Captain America & Bucky we'll show those guys at Atlas how to do stories with them right!"  And they did own the rights to Fighting American.  But then this issue was a one off published by Harvey in 1966, when Kirby was back working for Marvel and doing Captain America stories.  


Richard Willis said:

This is where I first saw Simon and Kirby's Fighting American

Harvey also introduced me to Will Eisner's The Spirit. That was really a big deal for me.

Kalibak the Cruel.

I think I could fill out the rest of the month with just wonderful covers from Korak alone.  Korak #47 (DC's second issue once it moved over from Gold Key) by Joe Kubert.

From Jack Kirby's mid-70s return to Marvel: BlacPanther #1 and King Solomon's Frog!

The often overlooked Fantastic Four #2. The last issue before they had uniforms.

Eric Koenig

What was the deal with Koenig? Was he a former Nazi that went straight or something?

Ronald Morgan said:

What was the deal with Koenig? Was he a former Nazi that went straight or something?

I don't think Koenig was ever an actual Nazi. He helped Nick Fury out of a jam and defected from the German Army. Fury recommended him to Sam Sawyer to join the Howlers.

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