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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Characters as chess-pieces seems to be a recurring motif:

And another Ace of Spades

Okay, I've decided to count that Pokémon/Pukémon cover from Cracked under cards, rather than starting a new category.  Which makes this the 100th card-themed cover of the month.

I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Caspar plays chess:

And has a DC/Marvel crossover ever involved the Chessmen and the Royal Flush Gang?

Dave Palmer said:

And another Ace of Spades

Why is a king on the Ace of Diamonds?

Four bullets, all four aces. That’s some fancy shooting.

The first of several issues of Cerebus in which the main characters were depicted as Tarot cards.

Does destiny lie in the cards or in the stars?

Madame Xanadu has appeared with Tarot cards once already this month.  She does that a lot, so here are some more.

And I can't let the day finish without leaving some form of tribute to the lovely, late, great Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, who sadly passed away yesterday, aged just 77.  Terry directed my favourite film of all time "Monty Python's Life of Brian". Ok, it's not a comic cover, but rather the casing for a pack of cards but it's close enough for me.

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