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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Ooh, good one! Here's a rocky beach instead of a sandy beach.

No men allowed on this beach!

Pirates



Peter Wrexham said:

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

Well, there's always Horror.

Pirates?  Arrr!

Apes. Ook! Ook!

Apes on beaches?  How about large insects?

As a preteen, I enjoyed the Fox and the Crow. This one was precode, too early for me.

Peter Wrexham said:

Romance?  Yes, romance covers too.

I'm told these scenes were more common than we might think in "romance" comics, though not so much on the covers.

The sun was bright at the beach, and we all wore sunglasses. I counted at least fifty shades.

Lana was always drawn sexier than Lois in the Silver Age. Was she the "Bad Girl" to Lois' "Good Girl"?

Sometimes a character turns up at the beach whom I would never have expected to see there!

I love this cover.  Poor Spike!

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