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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Thanks Pete. I was waiting for you (the adjudicator) to step in with posting statistics. I agree - let's stick to quality rather than quantity this month.  Apes was hard work - not that it was difficult to find the covers!

Thank you, Peter. It's getting easier to move around now and I'll try to add covers daily.

Peter Wrexham said:

Philip, welcome back to the Cover-A-Day Cave!  It's good to have your contributions here again!

The theme of the month is Haunted Houses (and Graves).  How about a Haunted Skyscraper instead?

Creepy houses can sometimes be found on cliffs:

And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling fools!

"Nightmare Nursery" creeped the heck out of me when I was a little kid. I bought it as an adult and, yeah, for an oldish-school Life with Archie, it's fairly disturbing. A sequel appeared years later, with Josie and the Pussycats staying in the same house, but I never read it:

The Golden Age Flash in "The House of Horror" - clearly a haunted house.

The Golden Age Wonder Woman in "The House of Goblins" - also clearly a haunted house!

A haunted library

Talking of Archie...

Justice League of America #103 was the very first comic book I ever had! And it's why the Phantom Stranger is one of my favorites! And why, to this day, I still list these six JLAers first when I go through the roster.

I got it in my Christmas stocking though it was the Halloween issue! Guess Mom got it from a store that kept previous issues out! Plus it had Superman and Batman in the forefront!

@Philip, I'm guessing that you're around 5 years younger than than me, since the cover date of JLA #103 was December 1972. The first US comic cover I ever saw/bought was around September 1967.

And talking of freshly dug graves...

And, following on from my first post of this month, it seems that even Supes can forget his dead wife when it seems expedient to do so...

JD DeLuzio said:

Creepy houses can sometimes be found on cliffs:

The name of this series, Night Nurse, suggests to me that it contains stories that are soporific rather than exciting.  You see, in the UK at least, it's the name of an over-the-counter medicine for easing the symptoms of colds and flu, and from my experience, it mainly does this by putting you to sleep for about 12 hours.

I like to think that, a few moments later, this happened.

I wonder what will drive our posts this month? Houses or graveyards?

Clever cross-cover continuity!

I didn't know about the UK "Night Nurse" meds, though there is an interesting 1930s movie by the same name.

Marvel's Night Nurse, as many of you know, became a kind of industry joke/cult collectible and lasted four issues. They later revived the character, put her into regular Marvel continuity, and she became a standout character in several of their now-cancelled Netflix shows.

Peter Wrexham said:

JD DeLuzio said:

Creepy houses can sometimes be found on cliffs:

The name of this series, Night Nurse, suggests to me that it contains stories that are soporific rather than exciting.  You see, in the UK at least, it's the name of an over-the-counter medicine for easing the symptoms of colds and flu, and from my experience, it mainly does this by putting you to sleep for about 12 hours.

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