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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The Yogi I picked. Somebody had to think of this.

The Fighting Yank

Yogi Berra, Baseball Hero by Fawcett Comics!

Another Yankee, the ill-fated Lou Gehrig, Pride of the Yankees

Another Fighting Yank.

I’ve been traveling so I missed a few days, but here is a Young Love that doesn’t scream  “prickly emotion.”



Steve W said:

Young Love #78, February 1970. Beautiful cover by Dick Giordano and Gaspar Saladino. Whilst searching for this cover, I came across this interesting statement that accompanied the image.

"Oh, I’m sure there must be a few exceptions out there, but as far as I can see, there is no happiness to comic book romance covers, only fear, remorse, anxiety, regret, guilt, and a host of other prickly emotions."

The Maha  Yogi, formerly the Mad Merlin and the Warlock. He's the Hank Pym of Baddies!

Two Years Later, one of several sequels Alexandre Dumas wrote to The Three Musketeers

Young Romance

Oops! Twenty Years Later

Richard Willis said:

Two Years Later, one of several sequels Alexandre Dumas wrote to The Three Musketeers

From Yogi to Yoga, here's Archie's Girls, Betty & Veronica #109, Jan 1965.

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