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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JD DeLuzio said:

Large pistols? Perspective? Artistic license? Sure:

Has the "Detective Comics" cover artist been taking composition tips from Mike Sekowsky?

One of Marvel's longest-lasting additions to Star Wars is Valance the Hunter, the cyborg anti-droid bounty hunter who likes big guns!

Another "bazooka" cover...



JD DeLuzio said:

Large pistols? Perspective? Artistic license? Sure:

A tribute to this cover

Batman and Bat Lash have something in common

Jon Sable has lots of prominent "gun" covers... like practically every one.

Huh - I had no idea of that!  Looks as though I got the direction of influence the wrong way round.  Maybe the cover of JLA #50 was actually inspired by a cover from Detective Comics (albeit #69, not #866), rather than the way round I suggested.

Sadly, I doubt that the similarity was intentional, which is a pity.  It would make the frankly dreadful cover to "The Lord of Time Attacks the 20th Century" almost palatable if the villain's weird face had been deliberately mimicking that of The Joker.  It would also explain why the JLA issue gave Robin a guest spot.

Richard Willis said:

JD DeLuzio said:

Large pistols? Perspective? Artistic license? Sure:

A tribute to this cover

Another "in your face" one.

I watched "Deadpool 2" last night on one of the UK's free-to-air TV stations.  The film shows (a version of) the origin of X-Force and ThanosCable, so it seems an appropriate time to showcase this wrap-round cover.

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