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 Power and the…”

The infamous shower of dew from the Plantman stops Johnny Storm in his tracks!

The dew got the drop on poor ol' Johnny.  As for Dorrie, she didn't last long and as far as I know never showed up in the FF's mag during Lee & Kirby's fun, only referenced when Johnny called her for a date, found out she was going out with some other guy, took a walk around the city and wound up spotting Crystal, who would later thrash his heart, after which he would reconnect with Dorrie --- only find out that she was plumper and married with children.

Just goes to show ya how revolutionary the FF was. Johnny had a girlfriend with a non-alliterative name.

Fred W. Hill said:

The dew got the drop on poor ol' Johnny.  As for Dorrie, she didn't last long and as far as I know never showed up in the FF's mag during Lee & Kirby's fun, only referenced when Johnny called her for a date, found out she was going out with some other guy, took a walk around the city and wound up spotting Crystal, who would later thrash his heart, after which he would reconnect with Dorrie --- only find out that she was plumper and married with children.

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One of the first Iron Man comics I ever read.

Ponytail

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I only got two issues of the 70s X-Men when they were reprints, the one with Spider-Man (#83) and this one: #90 (O'74) with the "death" of Professor X. At the time, I knew that Xavier was alive and well in current comics but I had no idea that 1) he "died" before, 2) how he came back and 3) why the X-Men would ever trust him again!

"Not a hoax!" Actually...

To the X-Men, it wasn't a hoax (except for Marvel Girl!).

Luke Blanchard said:

"Not a hoax!" Actually...

X-Men: Grand Design (recommended) has re-jiggered that all of the X-Men, not just Jean Grey, were in on the deception.

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