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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Car 54, Where Are You?(1961-63) starred the amusing/annoying Joe E. Ross and, as his straight-man, the great Fred Gwynne, before he was Herman Munster and before his serious acting roles.

Slightly later than Car 54, from 2004, here's the first (and only) issue of CENTERFIELD.

Cover art by Mike Mignola - The Chronicles of Corum #3, published by First Comics, May 1987.

Comic Cavalcade #2 whose cover scene was adapted in All Star Squadron Annual #1.

If you look at the bottom black & white figures, you can find Wildcat, the Ghost Patrol, Red, White & Blue and even Mutt & Jeff!

Sadly, no Black Pirate as he was a couple of centuries too late!

Confessions of the Lovelorn - the magazine that dared to tell the truth!  August 1954, published by ACG.

I've heard Joe E. Ross was even more annoying in real life.

"Crack-Up on Campus!" (a.k.a. "Cap Goes to College!") by Gene Colan.

From 1967.  But I think Reed Richards must have read this on his time scanner back in 1961 and decided he (and three of his friends) needed to act and quickly.  The rest is history.  "What will happen if the Russians are the first to the moon?"

Another appearance of the CRIMSON AVENGER. That guy sure got about!

Countdown was an actual movie starring a pre-Godfather James Caan.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062827/?ref_=nv_sr_4

Dave Palmer said:

From 1967.  But I think Reed Richards must have read this on his time scanner back in 1961 and decided he (and three of his friends) needed to act and quickly.  The rest is history.  "What will happen if the Russians are the first to the moon?"

A nice cover featuring Black Canary

Valentine's Day is only 15 days away,so some Romance covers from me tonight. Firstly Cinderella Love #29 from Oct 55. Artwork once again by the late, great Matt Baker. His distinctive style is easily recognised.

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