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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Let's get Apetember off to a flying start:

I think we are going to see quite a few covers from DC this month.

JD DeLuzio said:

Let's get Apetember off to a flying start:

What's not to love about flying gorillas? Though Hawkman might not agree.

Jimmy Olsen's brain was switched with a gorilla's?!?!?

Of course it was.

Also: "The WORLD WHERE EVOLUTION RAN WILD!"

That's kinda sorta what it does.

Peter Wrexham said:

JD DeLuzio said:

Let's get Apetember off to a flying start:

What's not to love about flying gorillas? Though Hawkman might not agree.

That could be a lot of fun.  I’m sure I’d be exposed to titles and characters I’ve never heard of.

Steve W said:

And a plea. How about foreign comic covers for December? We could include some foreign festive ones!

JD DeLuzio said:

Jimmy Olsen's brain was switched with a gorilla's?!?!?

Of course it was.

How could you tell?

It may be appropriate at this stage, to run through the reasons why DC went so mad for putting apes on comic covers. I'm sure you're all familiar with the story but this blog sums it all up very succinctly. http://www.lethargiclad.com/gorilla/

Therefore it seems a good time to post Strange Adventures #8 from May 1951, which started the craze for DC.

And I'm so excited by the prospect of posting foreign covers in December that I'm posting this next. If anyone knows what the hell is going on here, answers on a postcard please.

I think it translates as "Jana, how could they do this?"

Next question: Is "Jana" the ape or the woman?

Seven "Ape" covers so far, and three come from Strange Adventures.  Wait, no, make that eight and four.

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