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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"I can't believe that we forgot Franklin! Thank Goodness we brought this spare baby along!"

Aw, summer. Pre-COVID a time for outdoor activities...

...large public gatherings...

...and travel.

All images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database, which also uses up my July leftovers. 

I'm off to spend my new-found post-covid freedom with these three...

And I guess one significant aspect of a road-trip is losing yourself...

Here's the latest update to the spreadsheet and index of monthly themes, together with a reminder of what themes I think have so far been agreed for future months.

Thanks to Peter for providing us with his regular monthly update.  Some interesting stuff I picked up from it. When we ran the letters A to Z, we never managed to achieve 300 covers a month.  Since the beginning of January this year, we've passed the magic figure of 300 five times in seven months! Perhaps that's because we now have more contributors than we did back in 2017, but whatever the reason, it's great to see so many covers every month.  I'm sure that the subject choice plays a big part in this, and 'Question Marks' was an inspired choice. I thought at the beginning of the month we were going to struggle with the subject-matter but it turns out I was completely and utterly wrong! Congrats to all concerned.

FF #97 was the only other cover I had had in mind (picnics).

Regarding Harbinger, if #1 counts, I suppose #8 should as well.

Since Steve's started out with the Harley Quinn "Road Trip Special" cover, here's a variant version that I had lined up for later.

Is that Bizarro in the background??

Road Trip.... Road Trip....

Things we should have been able to do safely by now:




I'm guessing this crowd of sky-jump watchers would've been banned under Covid regulations.

Different crowd - same problem...

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