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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I would think it would be a bit easier if it were "all of the above"!

Peter Wrexham said:

A reminder of forthcoming themes:

  • December 2020 - Snow and winter scenes (but excluding Christmas scenes, and cold-powered characters such as Captain Cold or Iceman)
  • January 2021 - Doppelgangers (in honour of Janus)

As for February, are we going ahead with Philip's suggestion of movie-based comics to tie in with the Oscars?  If so, should that mean covers of movie adaptation comics; covers set at the movies; covers that reference movies; or all of the above?  (Or even something else).

Can't remember if we covered Nuklon/Atom-Smasher, one of my favorite 80s characters that DC eventually ruined!

Same here on the movies month. Also, covers about movies being made by the characters that aren't movies in the real world.

Philip Portelli said:

I would think it would be a bit easier if it were "all of the above"!

Peter Wrexham said:

A reminder of forthcoming themes:

  • December 2020 - Snow and winter scenes (but excluding Christmas scenes, and cold-powered characters such as Captain Cold or Iceman)
  • January 2021 - Doppelgangers (in honour of Janus)

As for February, are we going ahead with Philip's suggestion of movie-based comics to tie in with the Oscars?  If so, should that mean covers of movie adaptation comics; covers set at the movies; covers that reference movies; or all of the above?  (Or even something else).

I agree with you three

If so, should that mean covers of movie adaptation comics; covers set at the movies; covers that reference movies; or all of the above?

Yes, all of the above - that'll give us plenty of scope.

Here's Plastic Man #4. Not exactly a giant, but he sure was bigger than everyone else!

The "Jolly Green Giant" looks particularly gigantic on this classic Steranko cover.

Peter Wrexham said:

A reminder of forthcoming themes:

  • December 2020 - Snow and winter scenes (but excluding Christmas scenes, and cold-powered characters such as Captain Cold or Iceman)
  • January 2021 - Doppelgangers (in honour of Janus)

As for February, are we going ahead with Philip's suggestion of movie-based comics to tie in with the Oscars?  If so, should that mean covers of movie adaptation comics; covers set at the movies; covers that reference movies; or all of the above?  (Or even something else).

For cover choices in this thread, I say the right answer is always "all of the above."

A couple more covers I had handy:

"The Hand that Erased Earth". Hmmm, Surely it's the eraser that's doing the erasing, rather than the hand.


Steve W said:

"The Hand that Erased Earth". Hmmm, Surely it's the eraser that's doing the erasing, rather than the hand.

Giant erasers don't erase planets. Giants erase planets.

Anyway, it's the end of the month, and December features snow scenes. So, here's a couple of snow scenes with giants (though the second one isn't particularly gigantic):

JD DeLuzio said:

Anyway, it's the end of the month, and December features snow scenes.  So, here's a couple of snow scenes with giants (though the second one isn't particularly gigantic):

Yeah, what he said.


And the Frost-Giant’s daughter

My last three for November are a trio of covers that left an impression on a young me! Hope they weren't already posted!

Not sure how I got Avengers #66 as a kid in the mid-70s but I had it!

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