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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Great idea for a topic, Steve (although Richard Mantle beat me to both of the first two that popped into my head... grrrr). I was hoping the "Alpha & Omega" on the fins would show on this cover. It doesn't, but I'm going to post it anyway for "Planet of the Apes."

(Whether I can keep this up every day for a month remains to be seen.)

Marvel mixed their super-heroes with the Monster Fad in Amazing Adventures #11 (Ma'72) with the furrification of the BEAST! I wonder how many initial readers were shocked to find out that this Beast was the X-Men's Beast?

But that was before my time...barely. I did see the return of the Beast in The Avengers #137 (Ju'75) when he joined the team with that astounding, mesmerizing and can-never-be-ignored cover!

And that's why, to me, the Beast is an Avenger first and an X-Man second (and a Defender third)!

IIRC, Hank McCoy took his transformation a lot better than most people.

He repressed his feelings better but he was devastated by his own hubris until he was able to accept his new life.
 
Richard Willis said:

IIRC, Hank McCoy took his transformation a lot better than most people.

American Splendor #5. Cover art by the legendary Robert Crumb.

As you may know, Robert Crumb's artwork played a significant part in the most infamous obscenity trial in British history, back in 1971.  



Philip Portelli said:

Marvel mixed their super-heroes with the Monster Fad in Amazing Adventures #11 (Ma'72) with the furrification of the BEAST! I wonder how many initial readers were shocked to find out that this Beast was the X-Men's Beast?

But that was before my time...barely. I did see the return of the Beast in The Avengers #137 (Ju'75) when he joined the team with that astounding, mesmerizing and can-never-be-ignored cover!

And that's why, to me, the Beast is an Avenger first and an X-Man second (and a Defender third)!

"Blugeoning"?

The Baron said

"Blugeoning"?

You know Marvel and its love for alliterations!

Steve W said:

As you may know, Robert Crumb's artwork played a significant part in the most infamous obscenity trial in British history, back in 1971.

Which book/story did they go after?

One of the greatest issues of Amazing Heroes featuring a George Perez interview, DC's International Heroes and Mike W. Barr conducting a must-read and inclusive discussion with Denny O'Neil about Batman.

I can play the manga card, too! ;-)

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