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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Scooters and Mopeds. They're bikes. They have motors.

Two more sidecars

Is that a Jack Kirby cover on the Charlie Chan comic?  The pose of "Number One Son" in particular, together with the shape of his hands, certainly looks to me like Kirby's work.

Sometimes, Donald and Daisy use a motorbike without benefit of a sidecar.

JD DeLuzio said:

Scooters and Mopeds. They're bikes. They have motors.

Talking of scooters, here's a cover that (seriously) makes me feel more than a little uncomfortable.  What is it supposed to be saying about the relationship between the two characters depicted?

For some reason it didn't penetrate my skull when I first saw it. GCD tells me that Kirby drew it and Simon inked it.

Peter Wrexham said:

Is that a Jack Kirby cover on the Charlie Chan comic?  The pose of "Number One Son", together with the shape of his hands, certainly looks to me like Kirby's work.

Yeah. It seems like the guy doesn't appreciate a pretty girl. Also, she must be from Krypton as she's still smiling after being run over.

Peter Wrexham said:

Talking of scooters, here's a cover that (seriously) makes me feel more than a little uncomfortable.  What is it supposed to be saying about the relationship between the two characters depicted?

Richard Willis said:

For some reason it didn't penetrate my skull when I first saw it. GCD tells me that Kirby drew it and Simon inked it.

Peter Wrexham said:

Is that a Jack Kirby cover on the Charlie Chan comic?  The pose of "Number One Son", together with the shape of his hands, certainly looks to me like Kirby's work.

The Simon and Kirby studio produced a Charlie Chan title for Prize in 1948. This issue is a 1955 one from Charlton, but I think it's an inventory issue created at that time. 

Kirby did all the covers of the Prize series, but whether he did any of the stories I don't know. One should be cautious about identifying a story as by Kirby as the artists who worked for the studio sometimes used Kirby-imitation styles.

The cover corresponds to the text story.

I was just going to post that one! Charlie Chan acquired a comic-relief African-American manservant / sidekick in some of his films, and that seems to have carried over into this comic. Double the racial stereotyping, without the saving grace of Chan's intelligence. If you're interested in a balanced history and assessment of Chan, consider reading Yunte Huang's Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History.

Oh, and I guess I'll post The Walking Dead instead!

Richard Willis said:

Two more sidecars

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I think I’ll finish out the alphabet today: WXYZ

I had to stretch things a bit with a “Boo Boo powered cycle”

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