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.
The cover story was a reprint from Superman #87. I find it interesting that the reprint was cover-featured. It was the cover-story first time out, too. The GCD attributes the story to Bill Woolfolk.
The reprinting in the Super-titles at the time of the above cover puzzles me; it's like there was a budget problem, but it was still a well-selling title, so how can there have been? Was Weisinger unable to find writers he trusted after loosing so many in recent years?
Mike W. Barr based the story (art and cover by Michael Golden) in this 1984 Batman Special on Ellery Queen's novel: The Player On The Other Side.
The Wrath (an evil version of Batman) returned for a four part story in Batman Confidential issues 13-16 and then an extended adventure in the "New 52" era of Detective Comics starting with issue 19.
(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database)