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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I wonder what will drive our posts this month? Houses or graveyards?

Clever cross-cover continuity!

I didn't know about the UK "Night Nurse" meds, though there is an interesting 1930s movie by the same name.

Marvel's Night Nurse, as many of you know, became a kind of industry joke/cult collectible and lasted four issues. They later revived the character, put her into regular Marvel continuity, and she became a standout character in several of their now-cancelled Netflix shows.

Peter Wrexham said:

JD DeLuzio said:

Creepy houses can sometimes be found on cliffs:

The name of this series, Night Nurse, suggests to me that it contains stories that are soporific rather than exciting.  You see, in the UK at least, it's the name of an over-the-counter medicine for easing the symptoms of colds and flu, and from my experience, it mainly does this by putting you to sleep for about 12 hours.

Here's another haunted house that's on the move.  I'm not sure how it qualifies as a houseboat, though!

"Cranberry sauce...."

Batman has prowled the belfries of a few haunted houses, too:

I've always been impressed by the number of fab details on that Not the Beatles cover:

Philip Portelli said:

"Cranberry sauce...."

And, in a similar vein:

More Supes, more gravestones...

As soon as I saw this I thought " Wilhelm Scream".

Peter Wrexham said:

JD DeLuzio said:

Creepy houses can sometimes be found on cliffs:

The name of this series, Night Nurse, suggests to me that it contains stories that are soporific rather than exciting.  You see, in the UK at least, it's the name of an over-the-counter medicine for easing the symptoms of colds and flu, and from my experience, it mainly does this by putting you to sleep for about 12 hours.

I like to think that, a few moments later, this happened.

Another house on a cliff

I thought that these two covers were posted during Homage/Parody month, but they don't seem to be on the relevant pages, so I must be mistaken.

Even though the layouts of the two covers are pretty much identical, there's a fascinating difference in attitude and body language between Daredevil and Elektra.

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