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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And I'm guessing that one of these two has travelled through time....

I had a coverless copy of The Flash #210 for years which takes place in a (Legion-less) 30th century led by a nineteenth century "Lincoln". Adam Strange's appearance here got referenced in Justice League of America #138. Then I got one with a cover!

And this was when we learned that Iris Allen is and always was a time traveler herself which never really felt right to me!

The Tornado Twins, originally established as "descendants" of the Flash, were later said to be the children of Barry and Iris, who retired to her future. Since they associate with the Legion while teens, we have to assume that the Iris we see regularly in the Flash is from a time just before the Legion came into being. I doubt any given dates line up that way, but it makes sense. 

I'm also sure their story has been retconned at least 52 times in the last few decades.



Philip Portelli said:

I had a coverless copy of The Flash #210 for years which takes place in a (Legion-less) 30th century led by a nineteenth century "Lincoln". Adam Strange's appearance here got referenced in Justice League of America #138. Then I got one with a cover!

And this was when we learned that Iris Allen is and always was a time traveler herself which never really felt right to me!

This is not in the theme of this month, but Silver Surfer #2(OCT68) is one of my favorite Silver Age covers. It is the first appearance of the "Brotherhood of Badoon." They later showed up in the first appearance of the original Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel Super-Heroes #18(JAN69) and in the comics JD posted on page 1109.

Steve W said three hours ago (on June 23, 2021):

And I'm guessing that one of these two has travelled through time....

I'm pretty sure that "The Thing from 40,000 A.D." turned up in January, when the theme was "Doppelgängers".  Which reminds me of one of my posts from that month which is also ripe for recycling:

Peter Wrexham said on January 11, 2021 at 12:11pm:

Here's pair of covers matching a surprisingly specific sub-category of the "Doppelgänger" theme: time-travel stories featuring the double of an Egyptian Pharaoh.

And here's one non-recycled "Time travel" cover.  No Pharaohs, but there are some apparently Egyptian symbols shown.

I forgot. Has July's theme been decided? And what is it?

I believe it is covers with large exclamation marks, and (I think) question marks. 

Lee Houston, Junior said:

I forgot. Has July's theme been decided? And what is it?

Lee Houston, Junior said:

I forgot. Has July's theme been decided? And what is it?

I couldn't decide if that was a serious question or a gag.

Question marks! Are exclamation marks acceptable also?

If so, here's a suitable adaptation of a 1960 film. Since the dinosaurs (and a "caveman") are brought out of suspended animation, we arguably have time-travel as well:

It looks like a T-Rex and a saber-tooth tiger had a baby.

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