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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This was from 1949 so you're probably right. Later issues had photo covers.

Richard Willis said:

The Ozzie and Harriet and their sons on the cover look nothing like the real people. I think this must be from when they were still on the radio, before the general public knew what they looked like.

Another title about Outer Space.

The last issue of Showcase, #104 (S'78) featured OSS (Office of Strategic Services): Spies At War! Whew!

It took me years to find one!

Also, CLOWNS!!!!

The Ox-Bow Incident. It made the case that vigilante justice isn't justice.

Baron, you should check my manga-related post in Anything and Everything.

Ollie Osnick first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man #72 (N'82) as a kid genius who worshipped Doctor Octopus until Spidey set him straight. Of course, that led to Ollie becoming the Spectacular Spider-Kid in Amazing Spider-Man #263 (Ap'85) and much later, into the more serious Steel Spider.

Barbara Gordon will always be Oracle to me.

Oswald the Rabbit in Four Color.  I just looked up his history.  It sure is complicated!  Can anyone provide a brief summary?

Here's Toonopedia's.


Thanks.  I should have thought of Toonopedia.  I went with Wikipedia and it was too long to summarize as I was headed out the door.  Oswald lived on in the comics for almost 20 years after he faded away as an animated property.

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