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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A valentine cover from a title I'd never heard of. Here's the story.

I see your Superman-Tim, and raise you a Big Boy:

"Superman's romance with Supergirl's Double" sounds a little kinky

I don't think this one has been posted yet...

Sugar and Spike from 1965, number 6 in a series of 7 Valentine's Day covers.

I have the impression that Marvel's Venus, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", was in fact the goddess of love.  Here (on a cover from 1949) we see her in a pose reminiscent of Cupid, with the artist showing signs of having been struck by Cupid's arrow!

Venus and Cupid were Roman gods.  Here are their equivalents from the Greek pantheon, Aphrodite and Eros.

"I have the impression that Marvel's Venus, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", was in fact the goddess of love."

You are correct. She made a Branze Age appearance in early issues of Champions, and was later revealed to have been a member of a 1959 groupo of "Avengers" and was also a member of the Agents of Atlas. Her original title was noteable in that it went through several turns reflecting current trends, including working girl, romance, super-hero and horror. There are enough issues for two volumes of Marvel Masterworks, but Marvel released only one before it abandoned its "Atlas" line of Masterworks. Too, bad, too, because they were right at the point Bill Everett took over the feature.

Before Venus appeared in The Champions #1-3 and What If #9, she made her return in Sub-Mariner #57 (Ja'73) where Bill Everett had his two creations meet at last!

But when the first Agents of Atlas mini-series came out, "Venus" was downgraded to a Siren while the true Aphrodite was still on Olympus. She even changed her hair from blonde to red as not to clash with Namora!



Jeff of Earth-J said:

"I have the impression that Marvel's Venus, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", was in fact the goddess of love."

You are correct. She made a Branze Age appearance in early issues of Champions, and was later revealed to have been a member of a 1959 groupo of "Avengers" and was also a member of the Agents of Atlas. Her original title was noteable in that it went through several turns reflecting current trends, including working girl, romance, super-hero and horror. There are enough issues for two volumes of Marvel Masterworks, but Marvel released only one before it abandoned its "Atlas" line of Masterworks. Too, bad, too, because they were right at the point Bill Everett took over the feature.

Sub-Mariner #57 with Namor and Venus by Bill Everett! (It wouldn't post before!)

Dutch (?) Donald Duck #6 with Donald and Daisy:

A Pep cover, and a second Pep cover because it's so off the wall.

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