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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I never realized he was so walleyed! :) Which way is he looking?!

Dave Palmer said:

And here’s the real Richard Chamberlain

One last Mad from me. Lyndon Johnson, his wife and daughters, with cabinet members in the background. 

Philip Portelli said:

Herbie romances Cleopatra or Elizabeth Taylor or both!

I've already posted a cover showing Cleopatra with Superman, and a cover showing Cleopatra and Helen of Troy with Rip Hunter.  Here's Cleopatra on a different Rip Hunter cover:

And I got it when it was new on the comics racks at the Navy Exchange at NAS Lemoore, CA!  HtD had quickly become one of my favorite comics after I discovered it, with the 4th issue.  Alas, had missed the first 3 issues and his appearances in Man-Thing, but have since read them all, at least through the HtD Treasury edition for the 1st issue and the GSMT entries.

Richard Willis said:

Howard the Duck running against then-Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter (shown on newspaper). On sale date according to Mike's Amazing World was October 26, 1976, seven days before the election.

Ellen DeGeneres had a comic?

Of course she did.

Superman and Cleopatra

That copy of the cover is in a lot better condition than the one I posted (appropriately enough, on February 14th).

Dave Palmer said:

Superman and Cleopatra

How did I miss that?

How about this one?  I don’t think we’ve had this cover yet.



Peter Wrexham said:

That copy of the cover is in a lot better condition than the one I posted (appropriately enough, on February 14th).

Dave Palmer said:

Superman and Cleopatra

"Great Caesar's Ghost!"

Real person Bob Hoskins with Roger and Jessica Rabbit

JD DeLuzio said:

Here's a bizarro entry:

If fictional characters wearing masks representing real people count, how about this?  Two fictional characters, Evey Hammond and "V", the latter wearing a mask representing the real Guy Fawkes.

I wanted to post a cover showing "V" with the mask visible, and also another recognisable character.  Oddly, this is the only cover in the entire run of V for Vendetta which does this.

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