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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Here's a much older Trigger Twins cover, from the title that continued the numbering of All-Star Comics.

So, this isn't a very good doppelganger example. But it's David Bowie's birthday today (he would have been 74 had he lived) so that seems like a good enough reason to post this.

I beat the bushes to find it. Here is a doppelganger cover from the late Steve Lightle.

Here's another great, moody cover by Steve Lightle featuring two Invisible Kids among others!


So, that's Mirror Batman?

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Popeye vs Robo-Popeye. Olive Oyl, meanwhile, demonstrates her Linda Blair impersonation.

As many of you know, Popeye's history produced doppelgangers in the form of Bluto and Brutus. For those who don't: Bluto was introduced into Thimble Theatre as a one-time adversary in 1932. The Fleischer Brothers picked him up in 1933 for their animated cartoons, and the more-kinetic series 'toons made him Popeye's arch-enemy. He became so associated with the cartoons that King Features forgot he was theirs. Thinking that Paramount, which now owned the Fleischer cartoons, owned Bluto, they created a tubby Bluto look-alike named Brutus, and that name was used throughout the 1960s. He reverted to Bluto in the 70s. Later fans and writers tried to reconcile the Bluto/Brutus conundrum and, since 1988, some comics have depicted them as twin brothers.

So, that's Mirror Batman?

More mirror doppelgängers.

And there are plenty more Wonder Woman covers still to come.

This was the second time the Spider-Clone appeared on the cover of Amazing Spider-Man and the last time (not counting that What If issue) until the Clone Saga! 

Of course, here he's a corpse but he'll get better!

Another mirror doppelganger

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