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 the only issure of Secret Origins I owned as a kid (and the last of this series). I picked up the other six years later.

I really enjoyed this series and was annoyed as heck when, shortly thereafter, DC introduced the New 52.

Of course, the title could be read as a joke. Superman's origin isn't exactly a secret with the real-world public.

I had Secret Origins #1 (Ma'73). Just look at that moody Nick Cardy Batman!

Of course, since the Superman origin was only one page and the Batman two, the issue had a great Golden Age Hawkman vs the Ghost story!

Besides the first one, the other one I had was #6 with the Legion and Blackhawk!

Judging by the timeframe, I gathered that #7 (N'74) was a tie-in to the Super Friends cartoon since it involved Robin and Aquaman. The Sea King didn't even have a solo feature when the cartoon debuted!

Jeff of Earth-J said:

This is the only issure of Secret Origins I owned as a kid (and the last of this series). I picked up the other six years later.

I'm surprised nobody's ever created "Okra, the Killer Vegetable."

That's funny because that's how I spelt it in my initial post and had to correct it!

Captain Comics said:

I'm surprised nobody's ever created "Okra, the Killer Vegetable."

Long before “The War That Time Forgot” we had Operation Peril #6 (1951).  The GCD notes that the cover doesn’t go with any of the stories, oh, well.

And around the same time as Operation Peril, and from the same publisher, we had Out Of The Night - specifically issue 2 (Apr/May 1952) with cover art and inks by Ken Bald.

From the same era, from Standard, here's Ozark Ike - one of the most unromantically named teen heroes that I've ever come across. I know very little about 50's American teen culture, but what sort of committee chose this guy as a teen heart-throb?  Is this some kind of southern send-up that I don't get?

Apparently they hailed from "Wildweed Run," but, from the looks of the characters, I'm surprised they didn't just call their community "Catpatch" or "Dogpiece."

Anyway, it started in the newspapers as a sort of Lil Abner knock-off, rather than another Archie.

Steve W said:

From the same era, from Standard, here's Ozark Ike - one of the most unromantically named teen heroes that I've ever come across. I know very little about 50's American teen culture, but what sort of committee chose this guy as a teen heart-throb?  Is this some kind of southern send-up that I don't get?

Couldn't find an "Okra," but maybe this will do:

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