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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The Omega Men had two felinoid members.  Tigorr saw more of the action...

...but Felicity shared a cover appearance with a cute kitty.

The classic "Tweety & Sylvester" and that rather disturbing crossover book!

A girlfriend for Tiger Boy?

An used cover 

We've seen Streaky but who knew Supes himself spent time as a cat?

And incidentally, we have a chain of stores here in the UK called Habitat, but I've never seen a kryptonite cage for sale in any of them.

  

A sweet cover from Omaha, the Cat Dancer. The most recent complete TPB run of the series, which I bought and read in the last couple of years, emphasizes sex on the covers. Truly, sex is part of the lives of the characters, but only part of a complete life. Drama and conspiracy make for a long, interesting story. I would recommend the series to any adult not easily offended. Reed Waller draws the entire series. Almost the entire run is written by Kate Worley until her death. The end of the run is seamlessly written and drawn by Reed Waller.



Richard Willis said:

A sweet cover from Omaha, the Cat Dancer. The most recent complete TPB run of the series, which I bought and read in the last couple of years, emphasizes sex on the covers. Truly, sex is part of the lives of the characters, but only part of a complete life. Drama and conspiracy make for a long, interesting story. I would recommend the series to any adult not easily offended. Reed Waller draws the entire series. Almost the entire run is written by Kate Worley until her death. The end of the run is seamlessly written and drawn by Reed Waller.

Such is Omaha's reputation, however, that.... Let me tell you a story. Around 1990, I was cycling around and stopped at a comic shop, just to look around. In the second-hand bin, I found a copy of Cat Claw-- first time I'd seen it. Because I was going onward and didn't want to carry it, I didn't purchase it. Many things happened that day, and I forgot the title of the comic. Whenever I would try to identify it and describe the contents to someone, despite Cat Claw being a Euro-female version of Spider-man with dose of meta and some nudity, they would hear, "cat" and "nudity" and someone would immediately say, "Oh, that must be Omaha the Cat Dancer."

Anyway, here's a pretty good crossover, damaged somewhat by the overdone pin-up sensibilities of the art:

Harley Quinn with cats.

Cute...

...and not so cute.

"A Dream of a Thousand Cats"

I don't know why, but somehow, that little detail of Lois Lane's shoe almost falling off really makes this cover come alive for me.

Steve W said:

We've seen Streaky but who knew Supes himself spent time as a cat?

And incidentally, we have a chain of stores here in the UK called Habitat, but I've never seen a kryptonite cage for sale in any of them.

  

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