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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....and then there was:



Jeff of Earth-J said:

"Two more from the Amazing Spider-Man title"

And another.

We've seen haunted houses in space.  Time for a graveyard in space.

It must be really difficult digging a grave in those tiny little rocks!

Ok, this isn't a comicbook cover - it's actually a paperbook cover, but it's published by Dell so I think it should qualify. Also it's a very interesting cover - a moving gravestone!

Also really loved this cover as well. It's by Johnny Craig and the year is 1950.

Nice!  It's also a crossover cover, matching next month's "Motorbikes" theme too.

Steve W said:

Ok, this isn't a comicbook cover - it's actually a paperbook cover, but it's published by Dell so I think it should qualify. Also it's a very interesting cover - a moving gravestone!


Philip Portelli said:
Or super-hearing!

Richard Willis said:
Too bad that Superman doesn't have X-ray vision.

Philip Portelli said:
Oh no! Batman's been buried ALIVE!!!
Or for him, Thursday!

Pfft! Obviously, that's one of those lead-lined, sound-proofed coffins!

Anyway, here's a whole haunted school:

Two from Spectacular Spider-Man (consecutive issues)

Two particularly striking haunted house covers from DC's House of Secrets (1972) and House of Mystery (2001) titles.

Well, aren't they being helpful!

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