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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So far nobody has posted the second half of the first JLA/JSA team-up. If he didn't have a power ring that position would have injured Hal Jordan.

 

An unusual cover from the Golden Age:

JSA Classified mostly featured tales of team-ups or small groups within its membership.

More unrealized possibilities.


although Archie did eventually get around to a “JSA” in the silver Age

JSA: Strange Adventures #3, cover-featuring The Atom and Wildcat fighting...robot zombies?

I've always looked forward to the annual JLA-JSA team ups because they were originally just a summer event and confined to just two (most of the pre-Crisis adventures) to three (the ones featuring the Seven Soldiers of Victory and the Fawcett/Shazam/Earth S characters) issues of the Justice League title every year. While an event, it wasn't a big blown out multiple title, commercial extravaganza back then.

Despite the fact there was only a one and done during the 100 page giant era, it was a chance to visit old friends and see how they were doing, like my family used to do every summer visiting relatives.

Unfortunately I've yet to read all the ones that were published before I came upon the comic book scene, like the one pictured below, but hopefully in time...

(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)

Lee, JLA #73-74 were both reprinted in Crisis on Multiple Earths, Vol. 2 (along with #55-56, 64-65, 82-83). The six volumes of this series reprint every JLA/JSA team-up through 1982.

Here's a team we I haven't seen enough of: Justice Society Infinity.

I loved the details of all the CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS  volumes!

I have all of those to-be-read.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Lee, JLA #73-74 were both reprinted in Crisis on Multiple Earths, Vol. 2 (along with #55-56, 64-65, 82-83). The six volumes of this series reprint every JLA/JSA team-up through 1982.

Richard Willis said:

I see your giant gun and raise you a big foot:

“Hey, howzabout next issue we all get together around a big table and tell each other stories?”

”Sounds like a good idea.”

”Count me in!”

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