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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Another "death card" cover:

That Manhunter 2070 cover is a useful one!  It turned up in "Wanted Posters" month, and it could also have appeared when the theme was "Green People" (though I don't think it did).

I'm not sure why this cover shows an ace of spades when the name of the comic is 4 Queens.

Actually, a lot of card-themed covers show the ace of spades.

Here's a baffling cover:

Another Ace of Spades

It’s been awhile, so let’s see what high jinks Little Audrey and Melvin have been up to.  Ah, playing checkers with Mrs. Smith’s good China, oh those lovable scamps.

Why would a mother not buy her kid a comic featuring tarot cards and starring the Son of Satan?

Right, now we've seen the American version of Dennis the Menace, we also need to see the British one.  On this cover, the ace of spades (and all the other aces too) is Dennis' dog, Gnasher, who is an Abyssinian wire-haired tripe-hound.

Dave Palmer said:

Another Ace of Spades

That Beano cover mentions Pokémon, so let's add this cover too.  The only question is, do I count this as another playing cards cover, or do I start a new category for Pokémon (or Pukémon)? 

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