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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Over on “Three of a Kind” I think I just exhausted “Legionnaires walking up stairs or a ramp” so that probably won’t work for a whole month.

Mother & Fathers might work for either May (Mother’s Day) or June (Father’s Day).

I think we should be able to find enough covers for cars, dogs, robots.

How about vehicles, trees/vegetation/flowers?

I like the cats, dogs or self-aware/into the act covers. I think "only appearance" of a character may be too difficult to fill a month.

Two more Wonder Woman doppelganger covers, both a little unusual

How about cats and/or dogs covers? I don't think we should be prejudiced against one or the other. There are loads of super-hero covers with cats or dogs on, so I would welcome the opportunity to post some of them.

But either cats or dogs could each be a month. Either way, I think I vote for something along those lines in March.

Or covers of people punching Hitler/Nazis?

Lee Houston, Junior said:

I have no problem with cat and logos months. Now if there were some way to do a cat logos month...

Having just recently joined the party, has there already been a dog month? Other animals spotlight month? Have the other three seasons (Spring, Summer, and Fall) already been "covered"?

And wouldn't the Punisher win the "Characters wielding unfeasibly large guns" cover month?

What about a "First and ONLY appearance" of a character month? Like a tryout special that never made the grade or someone who only appeared in one story, worthy of being on the cover, but never returned.

There's a list of all past themes here.  The only other animals we've covered are Apes (September 2019) and Elephants (April 2020).  We haven't spotlighted other seasons exactly, though we have sort of done summer (Beaches in August 2019) and spring (Valentines & Cupids in February 2020).

A few suggestions of my own:

  • Villains fighting villains
  • Babies/Small children
  • Classrooms/schools
  • Second appearances

I also like Villains fighting Villains

and

Second Appearances

Re Superman 2020, it was a back-up feature in the vein of the 30th century Superman stories of the 1960s. 2020 was depicted as an era of futuristic fashions and fantastic technology like flying cars. New Metropolis was an aerial city. The hero was the grandson of the original Superman.

My recollection is the series started well with an instalment by Cary Bates and Curt Swan. As he comes of age Superman 2020 fakes the death of his other identity (Kal-El Kent) with the intention of having multiple secret IDs henceforth. The later instalments I've seen, by others, I found slight.


Luke Blanchard said:

Re Superman 2020, it was a back-up feature in the vein of the 30th century Superman stories of the 1960s. 2020 was depicted as an era of futuristic fashions and fantastic technology like flying cars. New Metropolis was an aerial city. The hero was the grandson of the original Superman.

I suspect reading that now would make me even more irritated about the actual 2020. Did Superman 2020 ever visit the Sealab? Convince Luthor 2020 to help cure a pandemic? 

Protect the U.S. Capitol?

Anyway, here's double Supermen vs Double Luthors:

I've always wondered about DC's covers that year. For some reason, all the annuals and specials (like the one above) looked like they were colored only by markers to me.

Anyway, while I've only read the classic story in reprints, below is the cover to the original Justice League of America #30.

The second half of what would soon be an annual traditional of the JLA teaming up with Earth 2's Justice Society (and why they couldn't share one world from the start and avoid the entire Crisis On Infinite Earths is beyond me), against the League's criminal doppelgangers from Earth 3.

Part 1 was in issue 29, but that cover didn't show any characters that would qualify for this month's theme.

(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database)

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