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 couple more Werewolves by Night:

It may not be our Moon but it sure looks like it!

"Moon of Blood", starring Conan the Barbarian.

"Moon of Blood", starring Kull the Destroyer (from the creator of Conan).

"Bloody Moon", starring Tex Willer (a Western comic published in Italy since 1948).

Sitting in my files I’ve got a number of Charlton covers featuring moons but where the coloring is different.  Here is the same cover as below.


Richard Willis said:

Here is another example


The difference isn’t great, but I think it is more obvious in the second one that this is taking place at night.

Here are three similar covers that may not show the moon but show a scene illuminated by moonlight


Here is an interesting pair from Charlton.  Which works best?



Batman Flippers???

Tom tries to emulate Lois Lane.

Another Werewolf by Night and another Moon Night

Are the "Little" Archies supposed to be the Riverdale gang as kids, or are they simulacra made by little elves in a hollow tree? Does the comic depict the adventures of the Bobble-head Archies? Were they runners-up in the Rice Krispies mascot competition? And could even the Baron develop a Riverdale timeline that makes any sense of their continuity? Because I know I would (like Archie comics) have to resort to alternate universes.

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