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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Well, now that this system knows how to get in the door...

I'm side-stepping a tad and going with a zine cover - but it's a Bruce Timm cover from 1989 for Man's Guts-

(And he did 5 interior illustrations, one for each story)

Action Comics #196 (S'54) brought us Mental Man who was "remade" in Action Comics #272 (Ja'61) in a similar yet altered version!

But what was the secret of the second Mental Man???

This Ferret guy needs a new costume.

Richard Willis said:

Marvel Mystery Comics #7

A trio of Missing Link covers.

Mowgli

The first appearance of the greatest Marvel villain, the Mysterious Melter

And a few issues after that, the first appearances of the Mandarin.

As I said in the read-along, they take pains to hide his new mask in the body of the cover while showing it in the corner box.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

And a few issues after that, the first appearances of the Mandarin.

As I said in the read-along, they take pains to hide his new mask in the body of the cover while showing it in the corner box.


Jeff of Earth-J said:

And a few issues after that, the first appearances of the Mandarin.

I'm pretty sure you'll find a way to defeat that super-foe, given that you have an apparent level of invulnerability that allows metal to be melted off you without your body being affected at all.

Richard Willis said:

The first appearance of the greatest Marvel villain, the Mysterious Melter

The Melter didn't use heat to melt Iron Man's armor. His beam altered its molecular structure to liquefy it. It could only affect one type of material at a time: metal, wood or stone. It had no effect on flesh.

With the name Melter it sure looked like he was melting his armor off. Of course it couldn't since the Code was watching.

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