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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JD DeLuzio said:

Okay, I'll put aside the Action #1 parodies and pastiches for now.

How about Fantastic Four #1?

Peter Wrexham said:

Philip Portelli said:

Sorry about that but then again, the whole month can't be Action Comics #1 pastiches! 

There seem to be so many versions of Action #1 out there, that it probably is possible to fill the whole month with them.  However, it would be rather repetitive - as if we'd had only American presidents in February!  So here's something different.

A parody of the Beatles Red (1962-1966) and Blue (1967-1970) album covers:


I love those Doctor Who/Beatles covers, Peter!

Here's another Avengers 34 tribute:

From Marvel's title Fin Fan Four, here are tributes to Fantastic Four #1 and Avengers #4

Another Kerry Callen from me.

Two gems from Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues:

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I love those Doctor Who/Beatles covers, Peter!

Why, thank you!  Me too - I genuinely laughed out loud the first time I saw them.

Here's a cover that's been homaged a couple of times, Justice League of America #1 from 1960:

Justice League America (no "of") #61 from 1992:

Superman #137 from 1998. but featuring the Superman of 2999, who seems to be doing slightly better than The Flash or Blue Beetle.  At least, his Green Lantern doesn't seem to have been zapped yet.

Strangely, the immediately-preceding issue of Superman is another homage.  I'm afraid it's Action #1 again, but since we're in the neighbourhood, I'll post it anyway.

This famous cover has a few parodies/tributes of it, too:

A more recent Amazing Fantasy #15 homage!

Re-imaginings of Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76:

Back in 1999, Valiant/Acclaim did a whole slew of tribute covers one month such as the one I posted yesterday. Here's another.



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