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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Everyone, meet Wambi - Jungle Boy

Gold Key Tarzan...

...who can apparently keep pace with a herd of angry elephants (and one enraged chimp).

Giant Tarzan

Three covers showing circus trapeze artists with elephants in the ring below them.

I love the Mystery Tales cover: "Hey kid!  You forgot the trapeze!"


Nice set of three covers.

A couple more from the Jungle Twins.

It’s not a cover but elephant month won’t be complete without this image.

I see that the Hulk is "hunted, hounded, bewildered".  I imagine that the animals he's juggling ended up terrified, traumatised and dead!

The Barker had a fifteen-issue run during the Golden Age!

The look on Woody's face implies that he can't fly. Not sure if I saw him fly in the cartoons.

Peter Wrexham said:

Three covers showing circus trapeze artists with elephants in the ring below them.

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