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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On the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show, it was an occasional joke that Buffy's little sister, Dawn, was actually taller than her.  This got much worse in the follow-on comic series, where Dawn spends much of season 8 as a giant following a magical mishap.  This cover shows giant Dawn on a rampage through Tokyo.

It would be Tokyo, of course!

This is The Atom, looming over his fellow JLA members who have been reduced in size

You can't spotlight giants without including It! The Living Colossus! I mean, you could but where's the fun in that?

I'm going to rule that this counts...

Harlan Ellison strikes again!

Wait, so that's a giant Harlan Ellison reaching for the Hulk? The mind reels.

Forget the apes for a moment. Here's a giant Supes Imagining he's an ape.

If you squint at it just right, this cover could become some sort of political commentary:

The first US comic I ever read, when I was about 8 years old. I remember being disappointed when the next Hulk I came across a few years later was some green Hyde/Frankenstein type. But that soon past.

I miss Ol' Braggadoom, the Mountain that Walks Like a Man!

Plus they made a *ahem* big deal about It, the Living Colossus being 100 feet tall (then reduced to 30') but Braggy maxed out at 300 feet tall!


A Jolly Green Jimmy who isn't a TurtleMan. Interesting that he still has his freckles.

A couple of days ago, I reposted three "Giants" covers from the "Three of a Kind" discussion, noting that they would also match January's "Doppelgangers" theme.  Here are two more such crossover covers, but now in a family pack.

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