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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When the idea of cat covers was first posited, the very first cover that came to my mind (strangely), was this one. The cat itself is almost incidental but it's a great cover.

My third "cat" cover choice.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Oh, man! Peter "stole" my first choice (JSF #11) right off the bat! Maggie went on to have her own (still uncompleted) mini-seires.

Oops!  Sorry about that, Jeff.

If it's any consolation, one of "my" choices for March (The Aristocats) was "stolen" before the month even started!  Looking at you, Philip.

I posted the original Black Cat yesterday, so here's a couple covers with her namesake:

Apparently, being named "Black Cat" is correlated with wearing a costume aggressively unsuited to superheroics.

Cats and cat-themed adventurers.  Puss in Boots qualifies under both headings.

While we're considering feline swordsmen, it looks as though Sir Spot also qualifies.

Marvel's premier kitty cat. (It shouldn't be drawn with a tail, though.)

Marvel could never make up their mind about Zabu's tail!

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Marvel's premier kitty cat. (It shouldn't be drawn with a tail, though.)

Sebastian rarely appeared on the covers of Josie & The Pussycatsusually during Alexandra's witchcraft phase. That's surprising considered his importance on the Saturday morning cartoon shows!

I like the contrast here. On the 12 cent Gold Key cover Top Cat's entourage is getting weary of lugging him around. On the older 15 cent Dell cover they are happy to carry him. Did they have their pay cut?

Dave Palmer said:

This is a colour restored cover but it's still very, very dated (and awful)!

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