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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A couple with Goofy

Sardine in Outer Space - in a boxing ring!  No, I don't understand this either.

Another short-lived early 70s series that I regrettably ignored:

An earlier attempt at the title

That was an earlier use of the series title.  Here's a still earlier use of the story title.

From 1949

Another 1940s boxing cover:

A more recent Strange Sports Stories cover, as well as a chimp wearing boxing gloves.

Striking while the iron was hot but was cooling down.

By this point, the Undertaker turned face for the first time while Earthquake began teaming with Typhoon (formerly Tugboat) as the Natural Disasters. However both Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior's time with the WWF/WWE were at their end and other, smaller wrestlers would emerge.

A couple of weeks ago we saw Johnny Cougar, a wrestler who appeared in Tiger, a British kids' adventure comic.  After his strip was dropped from there in the early 1980s, the character had another incarnation under the name Johnny Puma in a Norwegian comic called Buster which (as far as I can tell) specialised in sports-related strips.  Here's a couple of examples of Johnny's cover appearances in the ring.

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