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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  • Six head-shots on this cover!


  • The five members of the Mighty Crusaders


  • First Comics' first issue.


  • I unfortunately have nothing specific to celebrate Mother's Day with, but here's one of Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez's earliest, pre-DC covers, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.


  • Sugar and Spike #94, March 1971. Cover by Sheldon Mayer. Not sure this cover would be acceptable now. 


    • Why not?

    • The gag wouldn't work without the racial angle, if that's what Steve is referring to. Inside the book, adults were seldom (if ever) shown above the kness. No one would have recognized the woman pushing the baby cart as Spike's mother, otherwise. I think the cartoon is perfectly benign; I'd don't see why anyone would object to it, today or ever.

  • Followed by FF #12, March 1963, cover by Jack Kirby. 


  • Archie's Madhouse #5


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