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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Lad, a Dog and Lassie are independently created characters (Lad-1919, Lassie-1859,1938) with interesting backstories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lad,_A_Dog

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassie

The girl on the cover of Lad, a Dog is Angela Cartwright, who later played Penny on Lost in Space. Angela's sister Veronica Cartwright, played one of the doomed crew members in the original Alien (1979).

Action Comics #510-512: One of the best Luthor stories of all time with twists and turns and a gut-wrenching ending! 

"Luthor, you've loved and lost!"

80 Page Giant featuring "The Greatest Superman - Luthor Duels"

Sgt. Fury #63, featuring the introduction and death of one-issue Howler Jerry Larkin, Dino Manelli's old comedy routine pal. 

Hoy

Another themed entry from me, "THE LIVING..."

I'll add these with a "Living" theme:

I think I'll see how far I can get with Abraham Lincoln covers.

The first issue of Laugh. It's numbered 20 because it continued the numbering from The Black Hood!

Legend, the modernized adaptation of Philip Wylie's Gladiator., part one of four.

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