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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My Ozymandias pick

My introduction to “Ozymandias,” who says you can’t learn stuff from comic books.  Now, how to fit it into “O” month? Got it, it’s from the October 1968 issue of The Avengers (that’s probably cheating, but it’s an ending I’ve remembered for almost 50 years, so it was effective).


My theory is the Vision wasn't so much an updated version of the Golden Age vision as a combination that character with the Carl Burgos android hero Manowar, the White Streak. (Note the skull-cap and eyebeams.) "Manowar" was written as one word; but it's homophonous with "man-o'-war".

On the other hand, the Garrett Blue Beetle wore a skull-cap, and Thomas has written his feature for Charlton. But I could be right...

Had never heard of Manowar before but at least with the head, there is a very strong resemblance with the Silver Age Vision.  If intentional, I wonder if that was at Thomas' direction or Buscema's idea.

World's Finest Comics #141 (My'64): the Olsen/Robin team debuts!

Geez, guys, they're right behind you! 

Also, it seems like Robin/Nightwing forgot Jimmy's number for the entire Bronze Age!

"O" sure is a tricky letter! After a one hour search through Pinterest, I finally managed to come up with this - "The Land of ONE MILLION SUPERMEN!"  I might have to revert to Jimmy Olsen covers for the rest of the month.

This sequence at the end of the first Ultron battle is still one of my favorites. It was the perfect end for him, which they unfortunately undid.

Dave Palmer said:

My introduction to “Ozymandias,” who says you can’t learn stuff from comic books.  Now, how to fit it into “O” month? Got it, it’s from the October 1968 issue of The Avengers (that’s probably cheating, but it’s an ending I’ve remembered for almost 50 years, so it was effective).


Ok, not going with the Olsen covers just yet. Here's Outer Space #18, from August 1958 (one month before I was born). Cover art is by Pat Masulli, but, even more interesting than that, the first story (First on Mercury) was drawn and inked by Steve Ditko.

A 1990 Malibu Comics adaptation of Plan 9 from Outer Space The three "sequels" to the movie have embarrassing covers.

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