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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"What was it with the Silver-age and half-baked monsters starting with "G"? They were everywhere!"

You're not wrong. Gorgilla alone was everywhere. More "G" monsyters tomorrow.

The original Gorgilla's protagonist was redrawn into Doctor Druid in Weird Wonder Tales #21 as he never appeared in costume.

I really liked the Fin Fang Four books and was saddened when they were retconned  away!

The Gargoyle could have been a throwaway character in The Defenders but he became one of its most endearing.

We've already had the Metal Men and Gold, but they are one of my favorite series, so once again, Gold and the Metal Men (#15).

First cover appearance of Grodd

Have we already posted any Grand Prix covers? If so, my apologies. Here's one of my favourites, from Charlton, dated November 1967.Cover by Jack Keller.

It reminds me of one of my favourite quotes - from the movie Top Gun - "There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots."

Gomdulla (original appearance and reprint). It's interesting to note the minor changes to cover copy placement, coloring, background and the monster's eyes.

Tales To Astonish #49: Henry Pym becomes.....Giant-Man! Just in time for Avengers #2!

A few more "giant" covers...

80 Page Giant #1

In true Crime comic genre, here's DS Publishing's GANGSTERS CAN'T WIN #2 from April/May 1948. The cover art is, sadly, uncredited.

 

Land of the Giants #1 (1968).

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