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.

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Fourth in a series...

Dave Palmer said:

Here is a cover for today.  I hope it hasn't been posted already, but I'm flying blind without access to my files.  Another Ace of Spades reference.

I'm sorry to say, it has already been posted, back here on 14th January.  On the bright side, you were the person who posted it, so you're not infringing anyone else's collection!

I've posted a number of covers that mimic the design of a card.  Here's another one, which I found while collecting the set of Madame Xanadu Tarot covers from a couple of days ago.  It features Madame Xanadu herself together with Death of the Endless.

And a very different cover-as-card.

Dice and a Spade:

Why did they have Death of the Endless hold a scythe? She never did/does, to my knowledge.

Peter Wrexham said:

I've posted a number of covers that mimic the design of a card.  Here's another one, which I found while collecting the set of Madame Xanadu Tarot covers from a couple of days ago.  It features Madame Xanadu herself together with Death of the Endless.

Two more German Micky Maus, both featuring Gyro Gearloose

Bart always was a sore loser...

Richard Willis said:

Why did they have Death of the Endless hold a scythe? She never did/does, to my knowledge.

That's...a very good question, and one that didn't occur to me when I found and posted the cover.  Unfortunately, it's not one that I can answer.  All I know about this issue is that, according to Comic Vine "Madame Xanadu wagers her immortality in a game of chance against the Endless".

We've had a number of Archie covers.  Here's an odd one, in that it doesn't show Archie or any of his pals as a playing card or chess piece.

Hey, that could be another future cover theme: Frankenstein-type monsters.

No dice?

Here's a two-parter starring the Royal Flush Gang with apparently 52 card people, not just five.

The Beyond from October 1952.

Two Joker covers, with cards

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