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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The Painter of a Thousand Perils

"The Power of Pluto!"

Two spinoffs of the Wacky Races: Dastardly & Muttley and for our purposes, The Perils of PenelopPitstop.

Somehow, I always thought Penelope must be related to Daphne from Scooby-Doo.

The Dreaded Porcupine.

"No one who lives is mighty enough to resist me!" Yeah, right.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

The Dreaded Porcupine.

Look, he's on a budget so his death-trap is a bathtub! Be kind!

Richard Willis said:

"No one who lives is mighty enough to resist me!" Yeah, right.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

The Dreaded Porcupine.

Hey, they can't all be winners. Has the Porcupine even appeared more recently than this?

I’ll take a break from Phantoms for the day.  Here is a later Captain America with the Porcupine or maybe his ghost.

Here is a much later cover and a different costume.

A more recent cover, but I think it is a different character.

According to the GCD The Porcupine (or a Porcupine) has popped up a number of times.

I'm pretty sure the Porcupine was working for Jessica Drew not that long ago.

Also, speaking of "porcupines"...

The Pied Piper of Peril. His first appearance and the first appearance of Grodd, a gorilla curiously not cover-featured.

Amazing Spider-Man #39: Peter Parker Revealed!

The ramifications of this is being felt even today. Many of Spider-Man's big events sprung from this including the deaths of Gwen Stacy, Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn.

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