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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Six-Gun Heroes with Gunmaster and Bullet

Ah, a "good guy with a gun."

Which makes a bit more sense in a Western, is it possible to just crease someone's temple with a bullet and knock them out (would it even work that way?) or shoot a gun out of someone's hand without hurting the person?  Pretty impossible I'm guessing.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Ah, a "good guy with a gun."

Super Team Family #4 (My'76) featuring Solomon Grundy! 

There were only eight JSA stories reprinted in the Bronze Age and this was the only one not in a 100 Pager, a tabloid or a digest!

Both of those things MIGHT happen when your killshot missed.

Dave Palmer said:

Which makes a bit more sense in a Western, is it possible to just crease someone's temple with a bullet and knock them out (would it even work that way?) or shoot a gun out of someone's hand without hurting the person?  Pretty impossible I'm guessing.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Ah, a "good guy with a gun."

Swamp Thing #9, 1974 with cover by Bernie Wrightson. A bit after my time but I'm sure it's great, judging by the cover.

Sugar & Spike #36, 1962, cover by Sheldon Mayer. 

Space Adventures #33 (the first Captain Atom)

The Sinister Sponge-Man, The Human Blotter!  And for good measure “Smash the Sponge Man - - or Die” co-starring the Sea Devils.

Just imagine Ben Grimm and Sponge Man together.  That would be a lot of orange.  Then throw in Egg Fu and Sasquatch.  How can you go wrong?

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