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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A new take on werewolves and cycles!

A new take on werewolves and cycles!

A crossover with last November's "Motorcycles" theme?

Two X-Men vampire covers.

I missed yesterday, so here are two

This cover may have seen action in a previous month. Some comic concepts appear to result from a game of Mad Libs (Halloween edition, in this case):

Here are three covers from titles I don’t think we have had yet

A three-eyed werewolf, now that’s something you don’t see everyday.

This last one might violate the “no covers where the werewolf (or vampire) is the title character” suggestion, but we haven’t had much manga this month.

We've already had one Fables cover featuring Bigby Wolf this month.  He's the Big Bad Wolf from the "Three Little Pigs" story, a son of the North Wind (hence his ability to blow a house down), and now the husband of Snow White.  I thought that he should perhaps not count as a werewolf, as he's unaffected by the full moon.  However, in this graphic novel, he encounters werewolves whose lycanthropy results from exposure to his blood, so maybe I was wrong!

I would have expected Yummy Fur to be more likely to feature werewolves than vampires, but apparently not!  As an aside, the limited colour palette on this cover, leading to white blood, brings to mind the "Got milk" ad campaign in various comics that featured Sarah Michelle Gellar among others.

Gaiman gets a nod this month:

Here’s a gruesome trio


Although on this first one it is the werewolf who looks more afraid than fearsome

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