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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X-Men #16 by Jack Kirby - First appearance of the SENTINELS (I think - don't shout if I've got it wrong - it's still a great cover!)

Four Green Lantern enemies starting with S. First appearance of Sonar and Star Sapphire. First cover for Sinestro and the Shark.

Adventure Comics #433 (Ju'74) was the first time that I saw the Spectre, literally DC's deus ex machina. I picked up this run issue by issue over the years, If I were these bad guys, I'd move to Gotham City!

I'm not going to get this far in "My First 15," but this is the only issue of Secret Origins I had as a kid, the last. It's a good one, though.

It may have been the only real "Golden Age" Aquaman story that DC reprinted. 

It also came out in November 1974, eight months after #6 (F'74) so I have theorized that it was sort of a Super Friends tie-in as the show premiered that September and they already did Superman, Batman (Both #1) and Wonder Woman (#3).

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I'm not going to get this far in "My First 15," but this is the only issue of Secret Origins I had as a kid, the last. It's a good one, though.

Behold, Spine-Tingling Tales of Perils, Passions and Plunder!

Here's Joe Kubert's "Son Of Sinbad" #1, from Feb 1950.

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I always thought that the Shocker was a more formidable villain than fandom thought.

"I always thought that the Shocker was a more formidable villain than fandom thought."

That's because Stan Lee treated him as a serious threat. Later (lesser) writers treated him as a joke.



Jeff of Earth-J said:

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