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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Here's a series of cat covers from House of Secrets starring Mark Merlin, later to become Prince Ra-Man.

Obviously the last moments of Dale Evans

Another Cat-Man cover. More child endangerment.

The first evidence I can find of a cat on a Superman cover is this one. This issue was dated Nov/Dec 1946. I don't know who the artist was, but it sure ain't no Curt Swan! I guess it was the original Supes scribbler.

GCD says the cover of Superman #43 is by Wayne Boring.

Here's a Action Comics cover from six years earlier. Granted, not a house cat.

More lion tamers





Richard Willis said:

Another Cat-Man cover. More child endangerment.

Indeed. She grew up a little over the course of the original run. Then they were reintroduced (briefly) by AC Comics, which used the premise that certain 1940s heroes had been in suspended animation and recently revised. I marvel at the originality of that concept; it's a real feather in AC's cap. Anyway, supposedly, Kate Conn had been older than we thought when she'd become his ward, and they awoke to fight crime as a married couple. Anyone for a Woody Allen movie?

The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, seen here with Nemi role-playing Alice.

The fabled Kilkenny Cats (though traditionally, there should only be two of them), on a Wonderland cover.

The Flying Tiger who had little-seen partners, the Swimming Bull and the Climbing Elephant!

A nice cover with the Cheshire Cat

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