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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Here's Millie The Model #193.

The guy with the pipe kind of looks like Tony Stark. Funny she didn't join the Marvel Universe like Patsy Walker would.

Mt. Rushmore covers shouldn't be a problem this month. It starts with an M, too. 

First appearance of Millie the Model.

So at some point she dyed her hair.

Of course, there's the more famous Mad House, an Archie imitator of Mad that started publishing in 1959, and eventually introduced Sabrina. Many issues featured Monsters:



Steve W said:

@The Baron and @Jeff of Earth J - you're both absolutely right - Mad was launched a full 18 months before the appearance of Madhouse. Strangely, I had it in my head that Mad was launched in '56. Admonishment - I need to check my facts before posting!

 

To make this more confusing, Archie's Red Circle imprint ran a horror comic as Mad House for three issues, using the Archie Mad House numbering, apparently.

It became a horror series for three issues. One story had someone say "hell" which was odd for a Comics Code comic at the time.

Also interesting they seemed to have no trouble showing vampires and werewolves in the early issue.

"Mt. Rushmore covers shouldn't be a problem this month. It starts with an M, too."

In that case...

Issue 561 of Mr Magoo, Dell Publishing, published 1954.

A boy and his elephant.   Maya from Dell based on the movie & Maya from Gold Key based on the TV show based on the movie, both of which featured Jay (Dennis the Menace) North.

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