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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Zanadu the Chaos Master, an ancient evil from Lemuria who brought the Earth-Two Superman out of retirement and showed us the volatile relationship with his cousin, Power Girl (which was quite different than their E-1 counterparts)! 

(Been saving this one for the entire month! Happy New Year, everyone!)

The Flash Season Zero and Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade. My last for 2018.

DC Comics Presents #56 (Ap'83) which came out two and a half years BEFORE the iconic Crisis On Infinite Earths #7 (O'85)!

How about

George Stacy preceded his daughter's death.

Happy New Year to one and all! Lets hope that 2019 brings us all what we want (personally, I'm hoping to retire this year).

This is the earliest cover that I can find with a person being carried. This is Journey Into Fear #10, cover date November 1952, published by Superior Publishers Limited. Sadly, the cover artist is uncredited so the artist who first sketched this remains a mystery.  Anyone know of any earlier covers?

Here's a variation on a theme. The Vault of Horror #33 (Oct-Nov 1953). Children carrying a body in a casket!

Hey, I've read that one in reprint. It's thoughtfully disturbing.



Steve W said:

Here's a variation on a theme. The Vault of Horror #33 (Oct-Nov 1953). Children carrying a body in a casket!

Tomb of Dracula #1. April 1972. Cover art by Gene Colan.

The Spirit #2 (1983 Kitchen Sink).  Cover by Will Eisner.

The art within that first issue of Tomb of Dracula is Colan, who did the entire series, but the cover art itself is credited to Marie Severin and Neal Adams.

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