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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Quicksilver was the focus of several comics in the late 60s that it makes me wonder if they had solo-book plans for him as The Flash was one of DC's top books?

Thomas reused the cover design on The Invaders #35.

I could do a week of nothing but Quicksilver.

I don't think they ever figured out how to make him interesting enough to carry a book.

Philip Portelli said:

Quicksilver was the focus of several comics in the late 60s that it makes me wonder if they had solo-book plans for him as The Flash was one of DC's top books?

At one point Marvel tried "re-villainizing" him in an effort to make him interesting.

One more "Quest" before I break for a three-day weekend.

There was a minor Legion character named Questar from Superboy & the Legion #230 but alas, he wasn't on the cover!

Dave Palmer said:

Johnny Quick (and his Magic Formula) was a career second-stringer during the Golden Age. Created by DC/National as their version of AA's more popular Flash. Ironically, Johnny's solo adventures lasts FIVE years longer than Jay Garrick, ending in 1954 or two years before Barry Allen!

Johnny's adventures were reprinted in most of the Flash's 100 Pagers and he even returned briefly in the late 70s. He really became a star in Roy Thomas' All Star Squadron in the 80s where he acted a lot like Hawkeye!

The villain that the TV show benefitted the most: the Riddler!

And through Avengers #104, Pietro's appearances were nearly always in association with his sister, Wanda, aside from an issue of X-Men in which he took on Cyclops and an issue of Amazing Spider-Man in an era when every few issues Stan would feature another hero (Ka-Zar, Medusa, Black Widow, Quicksilver, Human Torch, Ice Man, Dr. Strange) guest-starring in ASM, a sort of pre-view of Marvel Team-Up.

I wasn't yet a regular comics collector then but have obtained many back issues from circa 1968 through '71 and although I recall mention in the Bullpen Bulletins of a possible Ice Man series, I don't recall any reference to a possible Quicksilver series.  Perhaps Stan considered it but ultimately decided it was a no go for Pietro.  Of course,the Beast also seemed an unlikely candidate for a new series, even with him transmogrified into a more beastly-looking Beast to fit in with the new monster comics trend, but he only lasted 7 issues as a solo star.

Richard Willis said:

I don't think they ever figured out how to make him interesting enough to carry a book.

Philip Portelli said:

Quicksilver was the focus of several comics in the late 60s that it makes me wonder if they had solo-book plans for him as The Flash was one of DC's top books?

Sugary breakfast cereal and comics!

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