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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Ah, yes, the Pussycats:

Who once had a member named Pepper:


Jeff of Earth-J said:

Plastic Man appeared in Police Comics, though his crossovers with the Spirit were limited to the covers:



Steve W said:

Love your Phantom cover  Jeff of Earth-J . Excellent!  I'll get round to the various guises of Phantom myself in due course, but before that I have to post this cover.  Plastic Man #1 (1966) was, for me, the best cover of the silver-age. Sure, I know that Plastic Man debuted in the '40s, and that Jack Cole was a fantastic artist.Sadly, for both Jack and myself, I wasn't around then and so missed the birth of this iconic superhero. However, when Gil Kane drew his version of the DC revived Plas, I was an eager young comic-devourer and I loved this comic. I loved Plas's attitude above all else - his cynicism appealed to me even at my pre-pubescent age.  I loved the cover, I loved issue 1, and I loved issues 2 to 10. One thing I never got - why did Plas say, on the cover "You'll never know, commissioner, whom I ran into!"

Why did he not say "You'll never guess, commissioner, whom I ran into!" Surely that would've made more sense! Notwithstanding that, here it is in all its 3 megapixel glory - Plastic Man #1.

Another early example of Stan using his & Ditko's names as a selling point on the cover, and this is still a few months before the debut of Spider-Man and the only Marvel super-heroes around were the FF & the Hulk, who while certainly "super" barely qualified as a "hero".

Jeff of Earth-J said:

"Won't You Step Into My Parlor?"

Steve W said:

However, when Gil Kane drew his version of the DC revived Plas, I was an eager young comic-devourer and I loved this comic.

Gil Kane passed up the chance to have us look up the bad guy's nostrils.

When Dan DeCarlo created Josie, he named her after his wife, who was also a redhead.

JD DeLuzio said:

Ah, yes, the Pussycats:

Who once had a member named Pepper:


Jeff of Earth-J said:

Of course, both Jimmy and Lois would enter the Phantom Zone! With Jimmy becoming Superman's Phantom Pal!!

Pep Comics #36. Archie Andrews' first cover appearance.

More Archie/MLJ.  I couldn’t find a cover appearance by Bob Phantom, but he is mentioned.

Pep #1, first appearance of The Shield. This is why Captain America, who came later, had to change to the round shield.

 

They never saw it coming!

Richard Willis said:

Pep Comics #36. Archie Andrews' first cover appearance.

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