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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This fits with the last one

A happy day for Clark but sadly not for Lois. Boy, was she in for a shock that evening when her husband shed his outer garments...

A parody here, but quite a good one...

Here's a couple more additions to the series of Valentine/Cupid covers featuring Donald that we've seen.  I notice that there have also been covers with Goofy and Uncle Scrooge, but, curiously, none with Mickey.

I have just enough to make it to the end of the month, but a couple are cheats. This one, for example, is an illustrated kids' book, so it's sort of a comic. It's the only Scooby Valentine I could find:

On the subject of a scary Valentine's Day...

Not a cover but a really good splash page.

More heart-shaped glasses, but the opposite sentiment.



Richard Willis said:

This fits with the last one

Steve, I think that "When Supergirl Played Cupid" is the story Richard's highlighting on this cover.  It's a reprint from Action #289, in which the title was "Superman's Super-Courtship".
Richard Willis said on February 10, 2020 at 4:00am:

"Superman's romance with Supergirl's Double" sounds a little kinky

I'm getting a strong sense of déjà vu over a Jonah Hex cover that I've just discovered.  It's a very late entry into Homage/Parody month.



Dave Palmer said on February 18, 2020:

A Weird Western Wedding!

Philip Portelli said:

A Weird Western Wedding!

This was the cover that made me a regular reader of Jonah Hex (as I note over here). It's another example of the mastery of Joe Kubert, in that he gives you a scene that makes you wonder "How did THIS happen?" and makes you wonder "What happens next?"

I know I saw this and wondered, "Jonah Hex got MARRIED?!? What woman in her right mind would marry HIM?!?"

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