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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77 Sunset Strip, a very popular TV show in my youth, featuring two private detectives and a parking valet who constantly combed his hair. It starred Efren Zimbalist Jr (pre-The F.B.I. and pre-Alfred the Butler), Roger Smith (before his 50-year marriage to Ann-Margret) and Edd Byrnes (who was a major heartthrob but went on to an undistinguished acting career). By the way, there is no such address.

That cover is the ginchiest!

Here's "Kookie's" crossover encounter with Bob Denver's Maynard (who is, of course, the partial inspiration for Shaggy). Kookie, of course, inspired "Snapper" Carr.

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77 Sunset Strip, a very popular TV show in my youth, featuring two private detectives and a parking valet who constantly combed his hair. It starred Efren Zimbalist Jr (pre-The F.B.I. and pre-Alfred the Butler), Roger Smith (before his 50-year marriage to Ann-Margret) and Edd Byrnes (who was a major heartthrob but went on to an undistinguished acting career). By the way, there is no such address.

"The Super-Stalag of Space!" from Adventure Comics #344 (My'66) appears to be inspired by Stalag 17 (1953) but the timing suggests that it was The Great Escape (1963).

Two more TV covers, Sea Hunt and Get Smart

Stalker with art by Steve Ditko and Wally Wood.

Savage Combat Tales featuring Sgt. Stryker's Death Squad... a second Atlas title for the month.

First appearance of Baron Strucker, who became a big deal in the Marvel universe.

The very first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, in which Holmes and Watson first meet and take up residence at Baker Street. A strict adaptation into a movie and TV episode probably hasn't been made because the bad guys would create a lot of controversy today.

 

I was planning to use this one, anyway, but now seems like a good time.

This one, too.

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