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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  • This is the cover that made me think of this topic in the first place.



    An unexpected villain for a solo cover

  • Merlyn the archer takes over a Green Arrow/Black Canary cover. I never heard of him until he showed up on the Arrow TV show.


  • Baron Weirwulf is introduced with this fine cover by Don Newton.

    12232965065?profile=RESIZE_400xBaron Weirwulf's Haunted Library then lasted for over 50+ more issues until #75, but he never again graced the cover.  Here are a few of those covers:  two by Tom Sutton and one by Jim Aparo


  • It's a three bagger with the Superman of 2965 - KIar Ken T5477 (There must have been a LOT of Klar Kens before him!) starring Superman VII.




  • Another lady who isn't the title character, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

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    • This name was likely inspired by the infamous Senator Joe McCarthy, whose nickname was "Tailgunner Joe."

  • This cover features Mumen Rider. Although he is physically weak, he is the most truly "heroic" of all the heroes that Saitama encounters in the series.  The name "Mumen Rider" is a parody of "Kamen Rider".


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