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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There was an Archie one, too, a while back.

Glad you're back!

Lee Houston, Junior said:

I'M BACK! 

Feel like {censored} right now and have a long recovery road ahead of me, but otherwise...

Another type of line-up

Lee Houston, Junior said:

I'M BACK! 

Feel like {censored} right now and have a long recovery road ahead of me, but otherwise...

Speaking of roads, while there has never been an official Abbey Road comic book cover, there have been a few homages to that iconic Beatles' album over the years, like this one...

(Image courtesy of Google)

Welcome back, Lee!  It's good to have you here again.  All the best during your recovery.

I found another comic that paid homage to The Beatles' "Abbey Road" back in August last year, when the theme was "Overseas (non-US) locations":

Peter Wrexham said on August 13, 2020 at 4:55pm:

Here's a cover that features no fewer than five iconic London sights:  the London Eye; Big Ben/the Elizabeth Tower; red telephone boxes; a double-decker bus; and an homage to the Beatles' Abbey Road album sleeve!

Although the London Eye and Ben Ben are more or less adjacent as shown (they're on opposite sides of the Thames, and on opposite sides of Westminster Bridge), I'm pretty sure that they're not actually visible from Abbey Road.  Also, I think that the album photograph was taken looking north, while the Thames is to the south.  So here's another example of landmarks rearranging themselves for a comic book cover as JD has observed.

Wait... the theme is now Abbey Road tributes?

Although I suppose I already posted such a cover earlier this month. I wonder if that could be a future topic: covers that reference pop music.

"Wait... the theme is now Abbey Road tributes?"

Apparently. Here's another...

Sports comic covers have opportunities for adversaries lining up:

Lee,

Good to have you back.  I hope you are feeling better soon.



Lee Houston, Junior said:

I'M BACK! 

Feel like {censored} right now and have a long recovery road ahead of me, but otherwise...

Speaking of roads, while there has never been an official Abbey Road comic book cover, there have been a few homages to that iconic Beatles' album over the years, like this one...

(Image courtesy of Google)

I can take a break from posting Justice Machine covers (the supply is almost endless) for a day and contribute to the Abbey Road theme.

If this cover counts as a "line up," we could probably do a month of JL #1 "homages" alone.

"Wait... the theme is now Abbey Road tributes?"

"We could probably do a month of JL #1 homages alone."

I think I'll stay with the series of parodies already in progress...

Okay, I only have one road cover left, so I better use it now.

(Image courtesy of Google.)

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