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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Bwana Beast! The Jungle Master.

For statistical purposes, do we count this as Superhero, Jungle, or just Embarrassing?


Richard Willis said:

I see your Jiggs, Henry, and Popeye and raise you a Popeye and some beasks:

Have another Henry

A couple with Dickie Dare which I don’t think have appeared yet.


More circus crimefighting with the Cadet!

Super heroes and humanoid elephants!

Elephant Man with the Teen Titans.

Elephant Steve with the Mini-Marvels

Unusually, here's a German elephant comic cover. Did you know that the German for 'elephant' is 'elefant'?

...and the plural is "Elefanten".  "Das Tal der wilden Elefanten" = "The valley of the wild elephants".

Not a comic, but images from the 1983 Bond movie Octopussy. (1) Art created for it, (2) Roger Moore with )I guess) prop elephants and (3) serious bad guy Louis Jourdan shooting from atop an elephant.

Here we go.  A James Bond comic book with an elephant.

Here's an unusual Tarzan: a Sears giveaway from '66:

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