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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30 years later, and still turning out cheesy covers...

A couple more Black Cats...

She hasn't always been treated right in the comics, but this is my favorite feline femme fatale...

(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database)

How about Europe's Cat Claw?

Another would-be feline adventuress was Gold Key's Tiger Girl.  She appears to have been less than entirely successful, at least according to Mister Kitty's "Stupid Comics" blog, with only a single issue of her 1968 comic being published.

In comparison, Atlas Comics' Tiger-Man seems to have been a runaway triumph, lasting as it did three whole issues in 1975!

There certainly were many “tIger” themed characters from publishers other than DC and Marvel.  There is also

You learn something new every day! I didn't know that Salem was originally orange! Probably to distinguish him from Sebastian but later they probably thought that Sabrina should have a black cat!

Aah, teen angst. Takes me back! When the only friend you have is your pussy cat!



Philip Portelli said:

You learn something new every day! I didn't know that Salem was originally orange! Probably to distinguish him from Sebastian but later they probably thought that Sabrina should have a black cat!

It begs the question of just who's napping under the TV in Sabrina's first appearance:

Did Supergirl have a different cat in the seventies?  Because that doesn't look like Streaky.  Streaky's ginger, not white!

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