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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Here's another Ozzie - Ozzie & Babs #13 to be precise, from the Fall of 1949, published by Fawcett.  Cover art and inking is by Warren Kremer.

I know these aren't comic covers, but look people, look! Can this just be a coincidence? It's the rabbits! It's always been the rabbits!



Dave Palmer said:

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

Prize Comics had not one Black Owl but two! The first stuck around until 1943 when he joined the army but passed the identity to the father of Yank & Doodle who got shot and retired in 1947.

My Oswald

Oliver Twist

Batman #222 (Ju'70): The Dynamic Dup must solve the mystery of the legendary rock band, the Oliver Twists and refuse to let it be!

(btw, this issue came out in April 1970, the same month Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles, after the others already decided to break up. How topical was that!)

It was a fun story with a nice twist (sorry) at the end playing off of rumors that Paul was dead.

Philip Portelli said:

Batman #222 (Ju'70): The Dynamic Dup must solve the mystery of the legendary rock band, the Oliver Twists and refuse to let it be!

(btw, this issue came out in April 1970, the same month Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles, after the others already decided to break up. How topical was that!)

The Wizard of Oz. We could probably go a few days with just Oz covers.

That idea is da baum!

Dave Palmer said:

The Wizard of Oz. We could probably go a few days with just Oz covers.

I'll follow that yellow brick road!

Four Color #1308 Tales of the Wizard of Oz, which was based on a 1961 animated television series.

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