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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Jeff of Earth-J said:

My suggestion is cover logos that are destroyed or are somehow part of the cover composition.

I'd be up for that idea too, Jeff.  When it came up before, I suggested that we could also include cases where characters burst through the cover, or fold it back to show what's inside the issue, or similar tricks.

Again from a different angle!

As for December options, how about:

1) Peaceful/Inspirational scenes

2) Brother/Sister but it has to be mentioned on the cover

3) First time on the cover but NOT the character's first appearance

"Yeah, but it has your very favoritest character on the cover"

OMG, I didn't even notice!

"I find I've still got a surprising number of X-Men #100 homages still lined (sorry!)"

Don't apologize! I've been pushing for this subject for a long time, and I think there are plenty of covers to choose from. 

"I'd be up for that idea too, Jeff."

I'm less enthusiastic about some of the other possible upcoming choices, though, I must admit.

"Again from a different angle"

Inspired by these "different angle" choices, I submit...

The Teens titans are obviously rushing toward the Gordanians (note shadows), but can you picture this cover as a more traditional left side/right side shot? Which brings up another point, one which often applies to covers or double-page spreads, often of the JLA, often by George Perez. The artist must "snap the picture" at the precise moment that 1) Kid Flash catches up to the group (running at super speed), 2) Raven appears, and 3) Changling transforms. Sometimes Aquaman or Aqualad may be bursting out of the water as well.

It's very much a matter of timing, not only on the part of the artist, but of the heroes as well. What if even one of the heroes didn't hit his mark at the exact moment the artist "snapped his picture"? what if he snapped it a split second before or a split second after? Here's an example of what I mean...

I think this cover was supposed to be a "two lines of heroes/villains" cover, but the Whizzer didn't hit his mark. Either he was a fraction of a second too early, or Gil Kane "snapped his camera" a fraction of a second too late. too late

Peter's expansion on the destroyed logos sounds good to me. I know that the destroyed logos were suggested some time ago. I don't think they would fill a month, though, and Peter's suggested expansion would.

Peter Wrexham said:

Jeff of Earth-J said:

My suggestion is cover logos that are destroyed or are somehow part of the cover composition.

I'd be up for that idea too, Jeff.  When it came up before, I suggested that we could also include cases where characters burst through the cover, or fold it back to show what's inside the issue, or similar tricks.

A line-up of Tower's three longest-running super guys.

eff of Earth-J said:

My suggestion is cover logos that are destroyed or are somehow part of the cover composition.

I'd be up for that idea too, Jeff.  When it came up before, I suggested that we could also include cases where characters burst through the cover, or fold it back to show what's inside the issue, or similar tricks.

This sounds great to me. I'm definitely up for that for December. Any other takers?

Re lineups - this cover goes back to the time where there were only 15 Legionnaires...

I didn't realize it had been proposed before (or maybe I did and forgot), but that's four in favor (including myself) along with Peter's expansion. 

No, because the cover omits Phantom Girl, Supergirl, Mon-El and Matter Eater Lad.

Plus while Lightning Lad was "dead", he would soon get "better"!

Steve W said:

eff of Earth-J said:

My suggestion is cover logos that are destroyed or are somehow part of the cover composition.

I'd be up for that idea too, Jeff.  When it came up before, I suggested that we could also include cases where characters burst through the cover, or fold it back to show what's inside the issue, or similar tricks.

This sounds great to me. I'm definitely up for that for December. Any other takers?

Re lineups - this cover goes back to the time where there were only 15 Legionnaires...

Half of the Looney Tunes appear ready to fight (or eat), while the other half are attending a meet-and-greet:

Another example of the lines being slightly "offsides"...

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