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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it's not an ape, but this offering by the great B. Kliban is a great take-off on King Kong. Notice that the pilots are mice. He did several, more elaborate versions set in different cities. I have a T-shirt using San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid building.

 

Not King Kong or Planet of the Apes but Sick had an ape cover as well

Ahem...

Steve W said on September 8, 2019:

Re dates of ape appearances, by 1953 they were appearing regularly on DC covers.

"Ahem..."

Whoops. This one, then. Four gorillas with one stone.

Titano's second appearance and second cover

Here's a couple of - ah - different versions of Titano.  The second also features a bonus appearance of Beppo the Super-Monkey.

Has Buster Crabbe ever made an appearance in this thread? Because here's the Olympian-turned-actor and comic-hero with a gorilla and a young woman in that standard-issue jungle garb that Peter Wrexham noted awhile back:

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