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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Dave Palmer said:

I did the same and a close match did not stand out, although the Shadow Man cover captures the spirit of a number of Charlton romance comic book covers.  Here are a few, although on these the women is on the right-hand side of the cover.

However, if you look at DC romance covers, it's fairly easy to find ones with the woman on the left hand side.  I wonder what the significance of that could be?

I think the DC covers are more effective.  That makes some sense since we read left to right.

Thanks for the efforts, guys!

It turns out that this is my 1313th post, so i’m going to go with the family that lives at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the Munsters, who are a parody of the zuniversal monsters.

Some Flash #123 which got a shout out on the TV show!

That sort of thing is always going to be a problem for the police force in any town with a resident super-speedster.  From this very week's Beano #3976, dated 16-Mar-19:

From Marble Comics, here's the Amazing Hippie - man.

A great parody cover of one of the most (in)famous covers pre the comics code.

Ha! That sent me going through a long-ignored section of the collection. It's from the March 1984 National Lampoon piece on the 1960s. The magazine was on life-support by then, but it occasionally managed to do something amusing:



Steve W said:

From Marble Comics, here's the Amazing Hippie - man.

Here are two comic covers homaging the movie poster for The Lost Boys

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