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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Published by Columbia, The Face #1, 1941 (no month given), Cover art Mart Bailey.

 

First Romance #6, published by Harvey,June 1950. Another example of the breaching of the fourth wall.

Steve W said:

Why is the young boy wearing a weird helmet?


It's just a goofy toy helmet, like Tom Corbett, Space Cadet merchandising.

Infinity, Inc #16 featuring Fury, the daughter of the Earth-Two Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor and

Young All Stars #5 featuring the "Golden Age" Fury who was supposed to take Wonder Woman's place in the Justice Society at one point but never did but who was the Post-Crisis actual mother of the "first" Fury, who was retconned as the adopted daughter of Quality Comics' Miss America who actually did take WW's spot in the JSA, at least according to Roy Thomas!

Have I ever told you guys how much I love the Early Post-Crisis Era?? 

And of course Fury figures into Neil Gaiman's Sandman epic.

Yes the new Dream is Daniel, the son of Hector (Silver Scarab/Sandman III) Hall and Lyta  (Fury) Trevor-Hall, thus making him the grandson of the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl AND of the Golden Age Wonder Woman!

Richard Willis said:

And of course Fury figures into Neil Gaiman's Sandman epic.

I omitted the detail because there isn't a spoiler warning on this thread, just in case someone reading this hasn't read Sandman yet. It's a major plot point. Not so sure that Hector Hall is the father.

Knight Watchman's nemesis Pink Flamingo (Big Bang #22, September 1998).

A trio of Falcon covers.

Felix the Cat from 1948

We've had some truly amazing covers during the month of April. I'm going to leave you with two favourites of mine - Forbidden Worlds #35 and FLASH #186.  I'm then off on vacation for a week, but will be back next Thursday when I can catch up with the letter "G"! Can't wait!

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