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.
Well dang! Those goes the closest thing I could find to a "working with villains/elephant" crossover cover for the end of the month. Still, I'm surprised at the general fact that, no matter how odd our topic, and no matter how many excellent covers I think I've found, someone always finds something bizarre that I completely overlooked. And no matter how odd the cover, the odds are excellent someone else will post it first. So, I guess I've got the rest of April to find that replacement.
Yeah, why did the Circus of Crime not use elephants? Maybe too difficult to go on the lam with them?
"...no matter how odd the cover, the odds are excellent someone else will post it first."
It's only the third of the month, and already thirteen covers that I'd found have been posted by others! If this rate of attrition continues, I'll run out of covers by about the 22nd.
Here's one that hasn't been posted yet.