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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There are degrees, true.

Richard Willis said:

JD DeLuzio said:

Marvel's version of a racist "Yellow Peril" character (before they had the rights to Fu Manchu)

It would be more racist if the hero, Jimmy Woo, wasn't also Chinese.

John Dandy as Yankee Doodle, Master of Disguise, Secret Agent Extraordinary.  Originally slotted for Showcase #50.

Yank & Doodle, "America's Fighting Twins!". I guess Doodle lost the name-pick coin-toss!

(Seriously, Stripesy laughs at the poor kid!)

They're twins. Maybe the take turns being "Yank."

Although that name comes with its own problems.

Philip Portelli said:

Yank & Doodle, "America's Fighting Twins!". I guess Doodle lost the name-pick coin-toss!

(Seriously, Stripesy laughs at the poor kid!)

Young Blueberry

...Now named the Golden Claw, he just reappeared - along with Jimmy Woo and his Jimmy-loving niece, who was apparently killed off in the comic books in 1974 or so, in the just-finished last story in the SPIDER-MAN newspaper strip, teaming up with the Kingpin.

  By the way, yesterday's Sunday of the Spidey's strip ends in such a way that I wonder whether Stan, after 41 years, is finally stepping down from the strip!!!



JD DeLuzio said:

Marvel's version of a racist "Yellow Peril" character (before they had the rights to Fu Manchu), and a cheesecake look at the Fighting Yank :

A  Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

"I've got a hole in me pocket!"

The best cover appearance of the Yankee Clipper (+ the Yellow Claw).

Robin Year One

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