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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Even earlier with the Doll Man battling the Iron Mask!

Doll Man was well represented during DC's Reprint Era and I enjoyed them all!

btw, Steve, was that Atom cover recolored? The head of the villain looks so different from the rest of the cover.

Since there have been a few "Iron Mask" covers, I thought I'd add these two versions of Classics Illustrated #54 (the 1948 version and the 1958 version).

The Man in the Iron Mask is a portion of Dumas's novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne. The Three Musketeers books are partly based on history, and the Man in the Iron Mask section is based on a French tradition about a prisoner of Louis XIV that goes back at least to Voltaire. The real man wore a velvet mask. His identity is much debated. Wikipedia's article on the subject is worth a read.

I is for...the Invisible Girl!


Continuing with the Iron Mask theme...

I suspect that a comic called ISIS would not fare quite so well in today's climate as it did in the 80s.  Fab cover.

I may be pushing it a bit, but here GL faces destruction from a giant IGUANA!

Two Invasions...

The Further Adventures of INDIANA JONES, July 1984. I love this cover by Bret Blevins. At first it seems that the shadow under Indiana is incongruent with his body-shape and then you read the title and then you get it. Fantastic!

ITCHY & SCRATCHY #1, 1993, published by Bongo, cover art by Matt Groening.


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