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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  • I think this (and the Batman vs Hulk story Eric posted at the start of the month) may be the nearest José Luis García-López ever came to doing work for Marvel.


    • I believe you're right. Shame, that. I'd like to see Garcia-Lopez take on Black Widow or Scarlet Witch. Or Captain America of course.

      EDIT: Fixed Scarlet Witch's name.

    • Scarlet Widow? If he ever did work for Marvel, Garcia-Lopez would have been great on the Carol Danvers Ms./Captain Marvel, She Hulk or the Silver Surfer.

      But in any event, I think it's a {C*E*N*S*O*R*E*D!} shame that once any artist or writer is no longer considered "hot", "in voge" or whatever the current criteria is, that they don't get as much work—if any—compared to when they were.

  • This is the only image I have that coverswink May's dual themes of 5/Five and honoring Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.


  • Green Lantern Vol 2 #29, cover by Gil Kane.


    • Not 5 people, but 4 1/2.


    • Is Black Hand using a Etch A Sketch?


  • Captain Marvel #5


  • Five members of Excalibur.


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