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.
Jeff of Earth-J said:
The Killer Moth.
Just the Moth in the second case. Most recurring Golden Age Batman foes only appeared two or three times, in stories published within a couple of years. The Joker, Catwoman, the Penguin and Two-Face are the exceptions.(1) Killer Moth appeared three times, in issues that went on sale 1950-51.
However, it may be the Moth was based on the earlier character as there were other Silver Age versions of older Bat-foes before the New Look: a second Firefly, the second Mad Hatter, and the Silver Age Clayface.
(1) Two-Face initially followed the pattern, as he was cured on his third appearance; but there were successor versions, and finally Harvey resumed the identity (in the last story before the concept was dropped). The Cavalier managed four appearances, but all in 1943-44.
The Mad Merlin took Thor to medieval times in Journey Into Mystery #96 (S'63) as one of the Thunder God's sillier-looking foes. He realized this and got a makeover in X-Men #30 (Ma'67) as the Warlock, Interestingly enough when that issue was reprinted in X-Men #78 (O'72), the cover was titled "The Menace of Merlin!" because Adam Warlock had his own book by then.
But when the Warlock returned in X-Men #47 (Au'68), he redubbed himself...the Maha Yogi, making him the villainous equivalent to Hank Pym as far as renaming goes.
He popped up in Incredible Hulk #210 (Ap'77) where his arch-nemesis went from Thor to Doctor Druid!