A Cover a Day

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.

Discussion and voting on future monthly themes takes place on the "A Cover A Day: Nominations, Themes and Statistics" thread.  Click here to view the thread, or here to go to its last reply.

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  • Dodged Hurricane Lee (which is NOT my pet storm) with no more than some gusty winds so let's have some fun this weekend, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.


  • There is a reflection, but on the other hand, it is really  creepy.


  • I don't know if that's Clark Kent's arm.


  • The title says it all. I think I'm done with the Dr now.


  • I may not be very familiar with Marvel characters, but even I know that these guys aren't Thor.

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  • My own opinion is that the title character should not be represented on the cover in any form.  If, for example, they appear as their alter ego; or as a statue; or on a wanted poster; or their empty uniform is shown, I would say that they are still "featured".  Likewise, someone else disguised as the title character counts as them being featured (so the fact that the title character on the cover is actually a robot, or a LMD, or a Durlan, or a Skrull doesn't make the cover eligible).

    I agree with the "rules" Peter set and have added one of my own that applies only to me: no "villain" covers.

    I have been routinely the "someone else disguised as the title character" clause with the understanding that replacement characters are not "disguised" per se.

    Here is where I purposefully violate the"empty uniforms" clause.


    • How does Ben Grimm grow a mustache and beard?

    • Way back in FF #5 (JUL62-when I was 14) , he "became" Blackbeard the pirate wearing false hair.

    • That is indeed the Thing as Blackbeard. Other notables include Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Star Comics assistant editor Laura Hitchcock (next to Stan) and Marvel Designer Dawn Geiger. Remember when Marvel published a "swimsuit issue" and the ad for it featured a photo of a woman in a bikini? (You'd remnember it if you saw it.) That's her on the right side under Jack.

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