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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And yet more Superboy. I can't believe this wicked, evil young man, who believes it's ok to torture dogs, has gone to all this trouble just to show Krypto a video. The silver-age reached a new low here, I feel.

"A Moon, a Girl... a Zombie!"

I don't think that this accurately depicts Man's first trip to the moon. Surely a rocket is quicker and more efficient.

My son suggested Eclipso as a natural for this month.  We just had the cover below for last month so here is another Eclipso cover with the moon eclipsing the sun.



Peter Wrexham said:

"If I don't...we'll both die" is a pretty convincing argument for heroes and villains to work together.

Sooner or later, someone was going to do a post of this nature, so let's just get it out of the way:

A weird World's Finest cover

Another cover from DC's Strange Adventures.  The very first issue (Aug-Sep 1950) featured an 8-page adaptation of George Pal's 1950 film "Destination Moon".  Original screenplay by Robert Heinlein, comic script by Gardner Fox, interior art by Curt Swan.

Ii's interesting to note that, most unusually for the time, this cover (and the covers for the next few issues) actually credits the writers whose work appears within.

Green Arrow is good for a number of "moon" covers, starting with the second issue...

we've covered Doomsday, we've covered spiders, we've even covered 6 Superboys. But has anyone yet mentioned a mouse? and, given that the moon is allegedly made of green cheese, it seems an obvious place for a mouse to head to.

Mouse and Moon?  How about this?  It's a French Disney cover from 1986, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight.

The moon sets the mood for Swamp Thing!

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