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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Hector Hammond: perhaps the Green Lantern foe who changed the most over the years and made it into the GL movie!

Hagg, Hunter of Helpless Humans

Well, that's very job specific!

House of Mystery #165 (March 1967). The original Dial H for Hero, in this case featuring Howzis.

When I was a kid, I had a set of four Disney volumes of stories, each with a different color binding with four different themes. The one that featured Mickey Mouse and his world had appearances of a character named Horace Horsecollar. I had no idea who he was but eventually learned that he was Mickey's best friend until Goofy and Donald Duck rose to prominence.

He keeps popping up in cameo roles but he is a relic of a simpler time at Disney.

I was looking for a still image of the Silly Symphonies band with Horace, Clarabelle, early Donald Duck, et al. I found this showing the characters on playing cards.

Another Dell "Movie Classic," Helen of Troy. It's such a classic no one remembers it.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was my favourite Douglas Adams book, as well as my favourite radio show from the 70s. DC made published a short series in 1993.

 

I always preferred the Herculoids to Space Ghost and the other H/B heroes.

What kid wouldn't want five super-animals protecting him or her?

I've been off the board for a week or so. I'll jump back in with another shot of the Huntress.

Two Different Harbingers

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