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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Okay. Parodies it is.


Steve W said:

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"So, are we going with the green suggestion for March? I suppose it fits with St. Patrick's Day."

I thought we were going with homage/parody covers in March and green skinned covers in April. Is that ok with everyone?

This cover should have me covered either way

Another STAR TREK/ X-MEN connection!

Dave Palmer said:

This cover should have me covered either way

Here's the original version of that cover, from April 1958.  I love the way that the movement lines on Superboy's head give the impression that he hadn't noticed that anyone was there until he was startled by Cosmic Boy speaking!

And here is what I imagine is the first homage to that original cover, from August 1961.



Peter Wrexham said:

Dave Palmer said:

This cover should have me covered either way

So here's the original version of that cover, from April 1958:

And what I imagine is the first homage to it, from August 1961:

We're doing parody or homage, right?

X-Men #1 or X-Dogs #1 in this case

Continuing with the Legion covers

Richard Willis said:

Continuing with the Legion covers

That's amazing.  When the parody/homage theme was suggested, I immediately thought of the two covers that I've posted (Adventure #247 and Action #147).  I had no idea that there were so many other versions of that scene out there!

It's really remarkable, isn't it?



Peter Wrexham said:

Richard Willis said:

Continuing with the Legion covers

That's amazing.  When the parody/homage theme was suggested, I immediately thought of the two covers that I've posted (Adventure #247 and Action #147).  I had no idea that there were so many other versions of that scene out there!

A familiar Action-packed pose!

Philip Portelli said:

A familiar Action-packed pose!

Sorry that this isn't actually a cover, but it's related.  Back in January 2017, in the "Comical Comic Cuts" discussion, Steve W. posted the following explanation for Superman's violent Action.

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