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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More green ghosts

No love yet for Triton - always the overlooked Inhuman?

The Golden Age Vision! And I remember being shocked that there was a Golden Age Vision!

Green!  (The green-skinned ones being Miss Martian, Lagoon Boy and Beast Boy)

Which reminds me: something to follow on from yesterday's Martian Manhunter covers:

Back in '67, Mandrake and Lothar met green-skinned aliens they couldn't trust, apparently.

(Alternative explanations: someone got carried away with the hypnotic gesturing, or was hanging with Ken Kesey):

And the Bronze Age Vision looked a heck of a lot like the Golden Age Vision, rather intentionally according to Roy Thomas, if I recall an interview I read correctly.  During his run on the Avengers, he wanted to bring back the original Vision but Stan nixed that idea but directed Roy to add an android to the team.  So Roy decided to create a new version of the Vision who happened to be an android but looked a lot like the elder version and had at least some of the same powers, and John Buscema illustrated the new Vision accordingly.  Later, Neal Adams came up with the idea that the new Vision was the body original android Human Torch with a few cosmetic changes to head, different powers, and a new mind.  I believe it was John Byrne who came up with an entirely different scenario.  And so it goes.

Philip Portelli said:

The Golden Age Vision! And I remember being shocked that there was a Golden Age Vision!

Melvin and Millie

Ah, green-skinned monster-people!

Many of you will recall the J. Evil Scientists, who were inspired by the Addams Family cartoons, but made their debut before those cartoons became the Addams Family TV show:


The Addamses and the Munsters, of course, inspired:


Dave Palmer said:

Melvin and Millie

A couple more humorous covers

This villain could be any colour of the rainbow.  Fortunately for our current month's requirements, he chose to be green on this cover.

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