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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I focused on the little dragon and failed to take the knight into account.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I'd have to say no, but I chose this one because it is part one of the "Cross-Time Caper."

Here's another Medieval time travel cover.

I found this online: a real-life Playmate faces a dinosaur in a haunted mansion. That qualifies for this month and two previous categories, as well as demonstrating how bat-guano crazy comics can be. It's as though the premise came from a game of Mad Libs.

The first of these two "Dinosaur" covers could arguably also have qualified for "Beaches" and "Foreign locations".

Tarzan usually encountered dinosaurs in Pellucidar (or At the Earth's Core).

In Philip Jose Farmer's Tarzan Alive, he had to make Pellucidar pure fiction as he was crafting a realistic biography of the Jungle Lord!

Time-tossed Avengers...



"Well, the Jungle Action cover wiped out one of mine"

"Whoops. Sorry 'bout that. (There's another JA you can use.)"

If you're not going to use it, I will.

A Tarzan cover with a triceratops, which aren't seen much on covers

The difference between DC and Marvel's attitude to time travel was vast in the silver-age. Marvel very occasionally used it as a plot point (see FF cover posted earlier this month) whereas DC used it in practically every major or minor story.  Nothing personified this more than the cover below.  It's so ludicrous that you feel you want to buy it just to see whether the story is as patently bonkers as the cover.  

There are dozens of examples of this DC "time travel" lunacy.  Here's another.

A more recent variant on the theme (for those of us still under 60).

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