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 Dracula moon

More Dracula



A few more vampire covers




And if we are talking vampires we have to include Vampirella





At the moment, we have a theme of "Vampires and Werewolves" pencilled in for October.  Is it still worth doing that?  We're obviously nowhere near exhausting the supply of such covers, but would it perhaps seem a bit repetitive after the number of "Moon with Vampires and Werewolves" covers we've seen?

As a change, here's a different supernatural creature seen by moonlight.

"The God Of Thunder...defeated under the full Moon? I say thee...NAY!"

I agree that there are a lot of werewolves and vampires in this month's collection.  This isn't a vampire or a werewolf but it is creepy!

Not only are there werewolves and vampires but there's also lots of romance!

And in fact, here's a werewolf and a vampire - together! In one hell-raising story!

On the subject of future months, a reminder that July is not just "Flags", the full theme is "Flags and patriotic symbols".  Note that statues shouldn't be included among the patriotic symbols, as we covered them pretty thoroughly in March, and any flag posted needn't itself be a patriotic symbol.  At least, that's my interpretation of what we're looking for - I hope that's okay with everyone else!

Lunar faces: a scary face in the Moon.

Lunar faces: The Lady in the Moon.

Lunar faces: The Man in the Shmoon.

Lunar Faces: The Skull in the Moon.

Since "Werewolves & Vampires" was my suggestion for August, may I add these caveats?

  1. We can't use Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf By Night, Fear, Morbius, Blade or Creatures On the Loose with their lead characters as the only werewolf or vampire on the cover. 
  2. We limit ourselves to three covers a day in total per member.
  3. We can include the Frankenstein Monster, mummies, Phantom of the Opera types, etc. but with Rule #1 in effect for those characters as well.
  4. No Invisible People as we did those already.
  5. No kaiju/giant monsters.

That is, of course, if you guys agree with these!

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