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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Dave Palmer said:

A new cover for a reprint of a cover I posted earlier. Mr. X certainly has a loud jacket.  Maybe he should have gone with something a tad less noticeable if he wanted to elude capture.

The reprint was published in 1970.  As I commented a while back (concerning a super-villain with a taste for dressing in white bell-bottoms) "truly, the 1970s was the decade that taste forgot".

The original cover was published in 1955.  I notice that the reward for Mr. X rose from $10,000 to $50,000 over that period of 15 years.  I hadn't realised that inflation was quite that bad in the 1960s!

Not so much a wanted poster, more a wanted Mount Rushmore.

Here are a few Westerns that are languishing in my files.

Here’s one more

A couple from me

A different take on Wonder Woman #108.

Bugs Bunny is on the case!

There's no messing about with "dead or alive" on this cover.

As noted previously, pictures of missing persons frequently seem to be unflattering.  In the case of Judge Dredd, that's scarcely a surprise.

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