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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Captain Marvel.  Captain America.  Here are two more dead Captains, perhaps slightly less famous.

And one more House of Mystery:



Peter Wrexham said:

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

Steve, I think your nickname this month is going to be "Deja Vu."

JD DeLuzio said:

I've found our most Groo-some October cover yet:



Richard Willis said:

Add an umlaut somewhere, and" Ebencrutch" sounds like a forgotten metal band.

Two from Vault of Horror

Donald apparently has a low tolerance for haunted houses:

Is that a werewolf or a werecat? One thriller of a cover.

Richard Willis said:

Two from Vault of Horror

Jughead, too, isn't keen on haunted houses.

This is deeply disturbing.  It seems he was right to be scared.

It turns out #5 wasn't the only Rom with a haunted house cover:

That's looking pretty seedy, Rom.

Peter Wrexham said:

Still, that would probably make it easier to haunt Space Knights.

You can usually identify a haunted house by the bats flying around it.

Sometimes you have bat-themed heroes in addition to the actual bats.

And sometimes you get vampires instead of actual bats.

Oh dear. I seem to be repeating other people's posts this month.  I have a system - I select a number of covers before the start of the month pertaining to the theme for that month. Then, after I post the covers, I  transfer those pics to a folder called "posted". Snag is, I don't always remember to transfer picture that others post, especially if I'm on a different laptop.  Sorree!   Here's hoping no-one has already posted this one yet.

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