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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    • oh, it didn't stop there.  There was also The Bat


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  • This isn't a cover, but I think it's too pretty to miss.

    May be pop art of Superman and text

  • Sadly, I never encountered the art of José Luis García López. I read in Wikipedia that his first work for DC was in 1975, which was 3 years after I'd given up buying comics.  I certainly agree, looking at the covers posted here, that he has great skill and artistry, but sadly I never encountered it. My comic reading life was dominated by Swan, Adams, Kane, Cardy and Kubert.  And, of course, Carmine Infantino. Here's Flash #168 (March 1967). 


  • Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inked by the legendary Terry Austin, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.


  • I remember going through my long boxes years ago and being legitimately shocked that I owned Jonah Hex #1!

    I have no memory of how I got it!


    • This reenforces bad guys not being rocket scientists (or the 19th century equivalent). He has his hands on Jonah but hasn't taken the pistol in his belt.

  • Sub-Mariner #5


  • 5 characters (including Orrgo).


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