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.
Okay.... If Superman is trying Batman, he's in league with the colonial types who want to see the Bat-Witch executed for witchcraft. That makes them the villain (the real villain would be revealed an issue later, and is also a kind of hero/villain collaboration), and therefore this cover counts:
The issue has some bizarre history, even for the Silver Age. We've got the American Revolution happening while, meanwhile, in our postcard colonial town, we have Puritans from a century before who apparently believe in burning witches at the stake. Benjamin Franklin is hanging out in the same town, and they encounter Mad Anthony Wayne, who appears to be an ancestor of Bruce's and has a young partner named "Robyn."
Peter Wrexham said:
Another of Batman's villains getting it on with a different hero (on the cover only - their origin stories inside this issue are unconnected).