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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"Reader---This is a Story about YOU!!"  "Where You are the Hero...And Villain!"

The above cover reminds me of the Lois Lane cover below.

Can YOU guess what the girls are saying?

Incidentally, I have a copy of the original sketch made by Curt Swan for the cover of Lois Lane #96. This first sketch was turned down by Julius Schwartz as being too frightening and violent.

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Can YOU guess what the girls are saying?

"What look, exactly, were you going for with that outfit?"



Steve W said:

The above cover reminds me of the Lois Lane cover below.

Can YOU guess what the girls are saying?

Herbert Hoover said, “Older men declare war.  But it is youth that must fight and die.”

And one more

"Not You! It Can't Be You!"

Another mystery cover that is underwhelming inside while hinting ay a character it can't possibly be!

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As we're coming to the end of another month, I'll end by posting some more romance covers.  Here's a great Nick Cardy cover typical of the late 60s. This comic is cover-dated Jan 1969.

And this one is from July 1966.

Let’s see what’s left in the files.  Another Johnny Yuma cover, Black Orchid with the story “Yes ...,” and  Captain Universe,The Hero Who Could Be You!

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