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.

Date Page/Reply Theme (and clickable link) Pages Replies
Oct 2016 1/1 Letter A 19 228
Dec 2016 20/1 Letter B 17 207
Jan 2017 37/4 Letter C 18 214
Feb 2017 55/2 Letter D 17 208
Mar 2017 72/6 Letter E 15 178
Apr 2017 87/4 Letter F 15 184
May 2017 102/8 Letter G 13 157
Jun 2017 115/9 Letter H 16 195
Jul 2017 131/12 Letter I 12 133
Aug 2017 143/1 Letter J 16 194
Sep 2017 159/3 Letter K 19 237
Oct 2017 178/12 Letter L 24 285
Nov 2017 202/9 Letter M 24 280
Dec 2017 226/1 Letter N 19 236
Jan 2018 245/9 Letter O 21 245
Feb 2018 266/7 Letter P 25 295
Mar 2018 291/2 Letters Q & R 20 243
Apr 2018 311/5 Letter S 22 270
May 2018 333/11 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21 250
Jun 2018 354/9 Letter T 21 250
Jul 2018 375/7 Letter U 17 207
Aug 2018 392/10 Letter V 19 228
Sep 2018 411/10 Letter W 20 233
Oct 2018 431/3 Letter X 15 180
Nov 2018 446/3 Letter Y 13 156
Dec 2018 459/3 Letter Z 13 156
Jan 2019 472/3 Person being carried 16 190
Feb 2019 488/1 Real people 17 214
Mar 2019 505/11 Homages/parodies 19 224
Apr 2019 524/7 Green-skinned people 17 207
May 2019 541/10 Wanted posters 17 201
Jun 2019 558/7 Boxing rings 15 180
Jul 2019 573/7 Empty uniforms 15 177
Aug 2019 588/4 Beaches 25 297
Sep 2019 613/1 Apes 28 340
Oct 2019 641/5 Haunted houses/graves 21 250
Nov 2019 662/3 Motor bikes 21 254
Dec 2019 683/5 Foreign language covers 17 209
Jan 2020 700/10 Playing cards/tabletop games 23 275
Feb 2020 723/9 Valentines and Cupids 22 259
Mar 2020 745/4 Statues 21 256
Apr 2020 766/8 Elephants 22 263
May 2020 788/7 Heroes & villains cooperating 17 198
Jun 2020 805/1 The Moon 26 322
Jul 2020 831/11 Flags & patriotic symbols 18 215
Aug 2020 849/10 Foreign locations (non-US) 20 233
Sep 2020 869/3 MST3K (with commentary) 24 292
Oct 2020 893/7 Vampires and Werewolves 20 245
Nov 2020 913/12 Giants 24 286
Dec 2020 937/10 Snow & winter scenes 24 289
Jan 2021 961/11 Doppelgängers 32 377
Feb 2021 993/4 Movies 23 275
Mar 2021 1016/3 Cats/cat-themed adventurers 22 263
Apr 2021 1038/2 Dogs/dog-themed adventurers 25 305
May 2021 1063/7 Big guns/Heavy weaponry 25 302
Jun 2021 1088/9 Dinosaurs/Time Travel 28 338
Jul 2021 1116/11 Big Questions/Question Marks 28 330
Aug 2021 1144/5 Highways, Travel etc 19 232
Sep 2021 1163/9 Favourite Covers/Comics 28 330
Oct 2021 1191/3 Lineups 21 260
Nov 2021 1212/11 JSA 80th Anniversary 23 269
Dec 2021 1235/4 Logos in the action 26 317
Jan 2022 1261/9 Dynamic Duos 29 348
Feb 2022 1290/9 Romantic Scenes 26 313
Mar 2022 1316/10 Bridges 29 339
Apr 2022 1345/1 Unexpected Green 23 286
May 2022 1368/11 Neal Adams 26 310
Jun 2022 1394/9 George Perez 19 227
Jul 2022 1413/8 Parents 30 356
Aug 2022 1443/4 Fairgrounds and Carnivals 24 285
Sep 2022 1467/1 Joe Kubert 19 238
Oct 2022 1486/11 First and last issues 27 324
Nov 2022 1513/11 Classrooms and Education 22 264
Dec 2022 1535/11 Robots and Cyborgs 33 392
Jan 2023 1568/7 Trials and Courtrooms 28 330
Feb 2023 1596/1 Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals 24 292
Mar 2023 1620/5 Detectives & Murder Mysteries
Apr 2023 Birds and Winged Creatures
May 2023 Strength in Numbers

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You just can't keep a good moose (or squirrel) down. Bullwinkle and Rocky returned for 9 issues under Marvel's Star Comics imprint between 1987-9 and every issue read like an episode of the old TV series with a moose and squirrel adventure opening and closing the book while other features (Bullwinkle's Corner, Peabody's Improbably History, Dudley Doright, and more) were inbetween.

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Metamorpho, first and last. Ramona Fradon was one of the artists that led me to accept a variety of art styles.

From the run. Rex's unbelievable girlfriend is apparently not only inside him, but breathing him, too.

House of Secrets, first and last

Covers from the run (with comments)

A guy ahead of his time

This cover may have got one past the CCA

I know I bought this one off the spinner rack

The first full cover appearance of Eclipso, five issues after his introduction

First (sorta) appearance of Swamp Thing

First cover image of Abel, one of my favorites from Sandman

For a title that started after the Code, this was the first truly scary cover

2016 SERIES:

NOTE: #11 was the actual last issue, but I like this cover better. 

Starfire was a series that I enjoyed, but the character was, sadly, a good deal less enduring than her later namesake.  Having four different scriptwriters over the course of eight issues probably didn't help.

First issue, September 1976

Final issue, #8, November 1977.  Not even her increasingly-scanty costume could save her from cancellation!

The Silver age brought about the revitalisation of a number of Golden-age super heroes; none more eagerly anticipated by me than The Spectre. He first reappeared in Showcase #60 (Feb 1966). After 3 issues, he made some appearances in JLA (#46-47) then switched to his own title, which ended, after a short run, with Spectre #10 (May/June 1969). I for one, was disappointed, not with the abrupt ending (although it was very abrupt) but with the character itself. It failed to live up to (my) expectations. 

Has anyone done Spider-Man yet? I don't think so.

In case anyone's wondering how "The Final Chapter" can be "Part 1 of 4"...

Happier alternate cover to "The Final Chapter" Part 4:

Last day of the month, let’s see what we still have kicking around.

A series from 1967 that I enjoyed a great deal.  It also introduced me to the whimsy of Otto Binder and C.C. Beck.

And in 1991 

just in time for Halloween we have from John Stanley’s Melvin Monster

this is the first issue from 1965

it ran until 1967 for 9 issues 

there was a tenth issue in 1969 but it reprinted #1, so let’s stick with the penultimate issue cover.

The same holds for my last series, also from Dell and segueing into November’s theme of schools. Room 222 was a tv series I did watch every once and awhile.  There were three new issues in 1970 and #1 was reprinted in 1971.  Here are #1 and #3 (instead of #4).

Seeing as it's Halloween, I thought I'd go with 'First and Last' for The Spirit. Little did I know what I was taking on! There are so many issues/variants/publishers/comic strips of The Spirit that the whole thing is too complex for one mere mortal to follow.

Anyway the first appearance of the Spirit in a comicbook (as opposed to a comic strip) seems to be issue 1(1940) from Quality comics.

There was a rerun of the series in the 60s/70s when Harvey Comics ran their version of issue 1.

The final issue is lost in a quagmire of 'final issues' but I'll go with the one below, from June 1983.

I dropped another one in, mainly because I liked it so much.  Happy Halloween, everybody!

Despite having a really boring Marvel Super Special cover, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA lasted a good 23 issues, more than Logan's Run, Man From Atlantis and even Star Trek!

Ninja High School started in 1987 as a three-issue limited series from Antarctic Press, but became a continuing series with issue #4, and transferred to Malibu with issue #5.  It later transferred back to Antarctic, and, despite experiencing a number of hiatuses in publication, relaunches and continuity resets over the years, it still seems to be ongoing.  I've picked this title to end the month as a sort of bridge to next month's theme of "Classrooms and Schools" or whatever we end up calling it.  Slightly disappointingly it doesn't really match my original concept for the theme, as there's no actual classroom depicted on these covers, but it's the best I could come up with!

Issue #1 ("of 3"), dated just 1987:

Final issue to date, #181, dated May 2021:

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