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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Nice one, JD!

I've posted my last cover of the month, leaving about a couple of dozen in hand that seemed to be too repetitive or uninteresting to be worth using.  However, a comment on the "Tips on Using the Board" discussion has just helped me to work out how it's still possible to include animated emojis in comments.

And there's one that needs to be posted before September ends!

I'll sign out of September with a couple of bridges across to December - in other words Ape covers from foreign language comics. This first cover is from Brazil.

And the next is from Germany.

And I'll sign off with this last one, given that it's 11.35pm here.  See you all in October!

I have to start with this one. What a moving and evocative cover this was!

Sooner or later, nearly everyone gets involved in cemeteries and haunted houses:

I’ll start with these two, which seem to go together.  Although he most likely did not draw/paint either, LB Cole was likely involved with both editorially.

If there was one Legionnaire that was guaranteed to survive, it was Superboy!

Don't know how the baddies thought that they could rewrite history!

And talking of Superboy here's issue 158 - an early Neal Adams cover - and anyone who's read this will know (spoiler alert) that his parents are certainly not alive, and that therefore this is a kind of tomb.

Philip, welcome back to the Cover-A-Day Cave!  It's good to have your contributions here again!

The theme of the month is Haunted Houses (and Graves).  How about a Haunted Skyscraper instead?

Here's an updated version of the spreadsheet and index of monthly themes.

Date Page Theme (and clickable link) Pages
Oct 2016 1 Letter A 19
Dec 2016 20 Letter B 17
Jan 2017 37 Letter C 18
Feb 2017 55 Letter D 17
Mar 2017 72 Letter E 15
Apr 2017 87 Letter F 15
May 2017 102 Letter G 13
Jun 2017 115 Letter H 16
Jul 2017 131 Letter I 12
Aug 2017 143 Letter J 16
Sep 2017 159 Letter K 19
Oct 2017 178 Letter L 24
Nov 2017 202 Letter M 24
Dec 2017 226 Letter N 19
Jan 2018 245 Letter O 21
Feb 2018 266 Letter P 25
Mar 2018 291 Letters Q & R 20
Apr 2018 311 Letter S 22
May 2018 333 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21
Jun 2018 354 Letter T 21
Jul 2018 375 Letter U 17
Aug 2018 392 Letter V 19
Sep 2018 411 Letter W 20
Oct 2018 431 Letter X 15
Nov 2018 446 Letter Y 13
Dec 2018 459 Letter Z 13
Jan 2019 472 Person being carried 16
Feb 2019 488 Real people 17
Mar 2019 505 Homages/parodies 19
Apr 2019 524 Green-skinned people 17
May 2019 541 Wanted posters 17
Jun 2019 558 Boxing rings 15
Jul 2019 573 Empty uniforms 15
Aug 2019 588 Beaches 25
Sep 2019 613 Apes 28
Oct 2019 641 Haunted houses/graves
Nov 2019 Motor bikes
Dec 2019 Foreign covers
Jan 2020 Playing cards?

I've tentatively added "Playing cards" as the subject for next January, subject to further discussion as to whether this needs to be generalised to other forms of gambling.

You'll probably notice that "Apes" satisfactorily surpassed the previous greatest number of pages posted in a month.  Could I suggest that we let this record stand, at least for now?  There's no need to post every cover that matches the theme of the month.  Personally, I find it more fun to pick and choose, and try to post covers that also have some intrinsic interest, too.

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