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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  • The STAR Hunters among the stars!

    Star Hunters first appeared in DC Super-Stars #16 (O'77) and had a seven issue run in their own title, ending in November '78. Their story never had an ending and they haven't reappeared since!


    • David Michelinie was able to fold his unfinished Starfire series into Star Hunters before it was canceled, but after all these years he has been unable to get anyone at DC to either let him continue the saga or buy the characters back to go elsewhere. cry

      I wonder, since DC hasn't done a dang thing with them in the years since, if Star Hunters might have fallen into public domain and Michelinie can reuse them free and clear?

    • They were included in Who's Who which was reprinted as an omnibus fairly recently. 

    • You're referring to this series?


      I really liked this Starfire!  David Michelinie only wrote the first two issues of the series, and was followed by three other writers (Elliot Maggin, Steve Englehart and Tom DeFalco) over the remaining six issues.  I never knew that her story was continued in Star Hunters.  Too bad that that series was also left unfinished!  I don't think I'll bother trying to get hold of it after all this time.cry

    • Yes, that one Peter. Considering he created the character, I don't know why he only wrote the first 2 issues, but she appeared in what turned out to be Star Hunters last issue.  cry

  • It's Sunday Funday, as some on the Internet say. (Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)


  • X-Men #6 recognizes Namor as a mutant. He must be, otherwise where did he get his foot wings?


    • Hey! The Scarlet Witch is finally wearing red!

    • Maybe the colorist thought the "scarlet" referred to her hair? Nah, NM. I'm stretching.


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