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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Another line-up of the Seven Soldiers of Victory (minus Stripesy and Wing)

Because radiation gives you superpowers.

Richard Willis said:

Is it smart to stand that close to the Radioactive Man?

Dave Palmer said:


Another seasonal line-up:



Here's a "villains" cover of issue #1...

...but it doesn't quite match the main cover:

I like Superman's "falling at you pose" on the second print variant...

Third print...

Ooh, here's a nice one...

A crossover that was far better than it had any right to be!

Dr. McCoy: "I don't really have to check. I know he's dead, Jim, because he's wearing a red shirt."

Philip Portelli said:

A crossover that was far better than it had any right to be!

"Unless it's Scotty! He'll be back!"

Richard Willis said:

Dr. McCoy: "I don't really have to check. I know he's dead, Jim, because he's wearing a red shirt."

Philip Portelli said:

A crossover that was far better than it had any right to be!

Richard Willis said:

Dr. McCoy: "I don't really have to check. I know he's dead, Jim, because he's wearing a red shirt."

I refer you to my comment on the "Comical Comic Cuts" discussion.

Peter Wrexham said on September 16, 2020 at 3:46pm:

Dave Palmer said:

Shouldn’t the dead crew member be wearing red?

Not necessarily...

Cover 1: Two opposing groups lined up.

Cover 2: A group lined up as a firing squad.

Cover 3: Both of the above.

Since no one else has posted it yet, here's the other cover that fits this month's theme from the classic "Funeral For A Friend" story line.

(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)

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