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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Three from Blackhawk.

In this one Blackhawk seems to be --- an actual hawk.

In this one the "human starfish" shouldn't be waving his limbs. He should be stiff and unmoving.

This one mocks itself.

Ok, Supes - you're Superman! There has to be a better/easier way to help Olsen expose a crooked fight racket than blowing on his back while he gets seven shades of sh*t knocked out of him in the ring!

"When I asked for my bill, that wasn't what I meant!"

(Does that joke still work in US English, or would you always ask for the check?)

Richard Willis said:

In this one Blackhawk seems to be --- an actual hawk.

I seem to remember, in one of Hawkman's many, many retcons, it was revealed that pretty much every DC character with any hawk connotations (such as the western hero Nighthawk) was a reincarnation of the same ancient Egyptian prince.  I don't, however, remember that applying to Blackhawk, despite this cover!

Blackhawk couldn't be a reincarnation of Hawkman as they were contemporaries during the WWII era.

Peter Wrexham said:

Richard Willis said:

In this one Blackhawk seems to be --- an actual hawk.

I seem to remember, in one of Hawkman's many, many retcons, it was revealed that pretty much every DC character with any hawk connotations (such as the western hero Nighthawk) was a reincarnation of the same ancient Egyptian prince.  I don't, however, remember that applying to Blackhawk, despite this cover!

We usually would say check in a restaurant. In a bowling alley, not sure. The word would be understood, anyway.

The weird thing to me is that she can apparently tell this is Bill by looking at his skull.

Peter Wrexham said:

"When I asked for my bill, that wasn't what I meant!"

(Does that joke still work in US English, or would you always ask for the check?)

Even if Jimmy doesn't fall down the referee should stop the fight because he isn't resisting.

I don't remember Supes concentrating his super-breath so accurately. I guess he can do anything. 

Steve W said:

Ok, Supes - you're Superman! There has to be a better/easier way to help Olsen expose a crooked fight racket than blowing on his back while he gets seven shades of sh*t knocked out of him in the ring!

As a part of his charitable duties, Captain Marvel reads to some children afflicted with a disease that makes them look discoloured and pasted into reality:

I think it's some sort of collage 'n' vascular disease.

“Mr. Cockrum, at the very least, couldn’t you have inked in some flight rings?”

Everything Superman touches turns to gold.  Fortunately he can fly, so there's no need to touch the ground, and he can survive without water, so can just keep away from things like drinking fountains.

Oh, wait...

Super-Eating

This one isn't a cover, but we can't leave out Wally West.

This cover is just so stupid, meaningless and downright insane that I don't really think any further comment is necessary. I can't begin to imagine the convoluted plot-line that led to this cover.

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