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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When I saw that the original Ka-Zar was a Rand, I wondered. I think that the pulp Ka-Zar and Iron Fist both have a family plane crash which results in the young David/Danny being reared* in a strange environment.

* I almost said raised

Wasn't that Boy's origin from the Tarzan movies?

Richard Willis said:

When I saw that the original Ka-Zar was a Rand, I wondered. I think that the pulp Ka-Zar and Iron Fist both have a family plane crash which results in the young David/Danny being reared* in a strange environment.

* I almost said raised

The Zodiac Master, an obscure Batman villain who got a LEGO minimate figure!

From the Zodiac Comes Zody The Mod Rob.  Gold Key really missed something by not giving us a Zody and Magnus crossover or not.

Vanth Dreadstar vs. "Z" (a Zygotean).

Two Zemos. One a flashback to before he was hooded and one of his successor (son?).

"Two Zemos. One a flashback to before he was hooded and one of his successor (son?)."

Probably his grandson by now (in the same way Peggy Carter was "retconned" from being Sharon Carter's sister to being her aunt).

Here's two more Zemos: one from when he called himself "The Phoenix" and the second from when he adopted the hood.

Zip Comics by MLJ which featured Steel Sterling--The Man of Steel, Blackjack and the Web!

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Seems since Lee & Kirby revived the concept with the same superhero name but different alter ego, background and setting, no one felt it was worth the bother to use the original character and figure out how he might be linked to both the new Ka-Zar, Kevin Plunder, as well as to Danny Rand, Iron Fist.  In 1975 or so they might have somehow tied David Rand in as either Danny's father or uncle but now, if Danny's still supposed to be 20-something, David would more likely be Danny's great-grandfather!  (And maybe Kevin's as well).

Richard Willis said:

When I saw that the original Ka-Zar was a Rand, I wondered. I think that the pulp Ka-Zar and Iron Fist both have a family plane crash which results in the young David/Danny being reared* in a strange environment.

* I almost said raised

There's a scan of this issue available online and easily found, but it's seriously NSFW

It's almost as, uh, interesting, as this cover:



Philip Portelli said:

Zip Comics by MLJ which featured Steel Sterling--The Man of Steel, Blackjack and the Web!

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