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 might be the closest we get.  I remember my brother having this.



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We're running out of M and i was trying to decide - More Moore, or More Monkees? But the Monkees covers are all photo covers, giving the clear edge to an Alan Moore tribute cover on a collection of Moore tales:

And since we're at the end of M, here's the back cover farewell from the Monkees in their British book from the Daily Mirror in '67 - Meet The Monkees:

They really need some comic art covers.

My last two

Dave Palmer said:

I've chosen the first cover appearance of all the series that appeared in MIS... Did I miss any?

The GCD tells me #24's was a Space Cabbie cover. There's nothing to show it's him, so it's my guess the cover came first and the story was made a Space Cabbie one after. (It was his second appearance.)

Good point. I think all their Dell covers were photocovers.



Dave Palmer said:

This might be the closest we get.  I remember my brother having this.



Mystery Men Comics #27, Oct 1941, publisher Fox, cover art by Ramona Patenaude.

Mystery Men Comics #16

Ross Andru excelled himself when he drew the covers of Mister Mystery. This issue dates from September 1951.

Other artists also had their chance to shine with Mister Mystery.  #11 was drawn by Bernard Baily.

MIS #75. A classic cover from Murphy Anderson.

And finally (from me) a great British comic that ran for 101 issues. Misty ran from 4th Feb 1978 to 12th Jan 1980 before merging with Tammy. Sadly, the cover artist is not credited.

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