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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Dell Four Color #1120, Dinosaurus

Danger is Our Business #3, Apr 1954, publisher Toby, cover art by Jack Sparling.

Dark Mysteries #24, July 1954, publisher Story Comics. Cover artist is, I'm afraid, a mystery too.

Diary Secrets #19. Aug 1953, publisher St John, and artwork once again by the late, great Matt Baker, who I mentioned last month.

In the case of the cover character, danger WAS his business.

Steve W said:

Danger is Our Business #3, Apr 1954, publisher Toby, cover art by Jack Sparling.

DUDLEY #2, Jan-Feb 1950, publisher Prize, cover artwork by Boody Rogers.

I've seen the cover of #24 of this series used as an example of how the Comics Code effected horror comics. Here's #19 for a comparison.


 
Steve W said:

Dark Mysteries #24, July 1954, publisher Story Comics. Cover artist is, I'm afraid, a mystery too.

@Ronald Morgan - two very different covers! How things changed in just a short space of time. However in both covers I note that both the women have tiny waists. I guess that was an accepted norm.  My wife would kill for a waist like that!

Superman #191, November 1966. I'm guessing it's a Curt Swan. "The Prisoner of DEMON!"

Iron Man #2 June 1968. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Enter The DEMOLISHER!"

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