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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Is the biggest mystery the design of that totem pole?

Their road trip took them somewhere off the grid!

Transitioning .. the open road beckons…



Okay, to try and clear my backlog since this is the end of the month...

Mysteries seemed to plague Kal-El even in his youth...

While among his many talents, Batman is supposed to be the Dark Knight Detective...

I have a couple of covers that luckily can overlap between this month and next, but I'll save those for later.

(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)

Three consecutive issues with intriguing covers

My final miscellany of questions and question marks for the month.

I have no idea what's going on on this cover but I love the blood-stained question mark.

And I guess it's time to finally say goodbye to The Riddler.

Switching to the subject of grammar, surely this should be "What is the question?"

Ok, I'm guessing we're referring to the person rather than the question but I can't help thinking of Abbott and Costello's famous 1930s sketch (who's on first) when reading this cover. 

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