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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First appearance of Professor Zoom, aka Reverse Flash. 

Zebra Batman

Batman has become a menace!

His new costume is totally messing with the TV cameras!

Steve W said:

Zebra Batman

Zodiac is a crime organization that, due to their number, seldom appear on the cover en masse though several members (Taurus, Gemini, Libra) did so.

They killed off the original group then replaced them with LMDs...twice!

Ka-Zar and Zabu, and an unused cover for X-Men #10

Doctor Zodiac was one of the gimmicky villains that Superman and Batman fought once in the Silver Age (World's Finest #160) but he got a Bronze Age rematch in WFC # 268!

Dave Palmer said:

Ka-Zar and Zabu, and an unused cover for X-Men #10

It's funny that they referred to him as a "new character." He was new in 1936.


This was a new version of Ka-Zar. The Golden Age version was a blond Tarzan in Africa.

I found it more interesting that they pushed Zabu on the cover! The GA Ka-Zar had a lion named Zar!

Ka-Zar October 1936.  It looks like it lasted three issues.

Wikipedia tells us he was David Rand.  Did Roy Thomas ever link him to Iron Fist?  Seems like a “natural” for Roy.

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