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've seen this cover many times. It just occurred to me. What are thy shooting at? Sand crabs? There weren't any German soldiers doing a face-off on the beach. 

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Normandy Beach.

I agree with Peter that there'll be a lot of Archie covers this month. There'll also be a load of Romance covers.

BTW - how to get boys to date you! Sounds unmissable!

Romance?  Yes, romance covers too.

Spot the subtle change that was made when this story was reprinted.

"Spot the subtle change that was made when this story was reprinted."

"1973" becomes "1974"? :)

"I agree with Peter that there'll be a lot of Archie covers this month. There'll also be a load of Romance covers."

A lot of war covers, too.

...and a lot of Sub-Mariner.

And the artist’s signature disappears.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

"Spot the subtle change that was made when this story was reprinted."

"1973" becomes "1974"? :)

Is it that the price had gone up by 5 cents?

Dave Palmer said:

And the artist’s signature disappears.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

"Spot the subtle change that was made when this story was reprinted."

"1973" becomes "1974"? :)

And maybe Aquaman?



Jeff of Earth-J said:

...and a lot of Sub-Mariner.

A day at the beach with Sub-Mariner and Captain Marvel.

Archie, Romance, War, Super-heroes.  What other types of comic feature the beach?

Well, there's always Horror.

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