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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Homage 23 to Action #1, from Kieron Gillen's Über #3, limited edition homage cover.  Now that's hard core, replicating Superman's pose with a tank instead of an automobile!

Here's another Simpsons homage to FF #1

Steve W said:

Love that Beano/JLA cover Peter! Absolutely ace!

A couple of homages to Flash #123 from me.

Thank you!  I'm not surprised that a fellow Brit (assuming that that's why you spell "favourite" the right way with a "u") would also appreciate the Beano parody.

Here are a couple more homages to Flash #123.  The first is also from Flash (though a later series).  The second one...isn't.

What about a comic cover parodying an album cover?

Some Steranko love!

The much-homaged X-Men does its own homage to another Nick Fury cover

Homage 24 to Action #1.  I'm not sure exactly where this cover appeared, as it's not one that's shown on the GCD if you search for Zoom Suit.

Philip Portelli said:

Some Steranko love!

Here's a Mystery in Space cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson from 1964.  It reminds me of that Jim Steranko Nick Fury cover, even if there's no intentional homage taking place!

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