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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    • It's always wistful to see an image of the Twin Towers.

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  • Daredevil #5 is a big deal only because it was Wally Wood's first issue.




  • As far as I know, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez never produced any work for Marvel Comics, but he did do some sci-fi. (Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)


    • Atari Force was the first ongoing series José Luis García-López did for DC. Before that, he did covers and fill-in issues on things like Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics, Jonah Hex, Superman and Tarzan. He did the first 12 issues of Atari Force and was followed by then-new talent Eduardo Barretto for the rest of the run.

  • Adventure #371. Cover date August 1968. Cover by Neal Adams.  I remember buying this comic, primarily because of the fascinating cover. I used to go to my nan's at the weekend in the summer holidays, and she would give me two shillings to go up to the local newsagents. That would get me 2 comics. Back in Aug '69, this was one of them.


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    It does have truly gorgeous art throughout the three issues.





  • Action Comics #494. He inked his own pencils.


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  • Five members of the Legion of Super-Pets


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