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.

Date Page/Reply Theme (and clickable link) Pages Replies
Oct 2016 1/1 Letter A 19 228
Dec 2016 20/1 Letter B 17 207
Jan 2017 37/4 Letter C 18 214
Feb 2017 55/2 Letter D 17 208
Mar 2017 72/6 Letter E 15 178
Apr 2017 87/4 Letter F 15 184
May 2017 102/8 Letter G 13 157
Jun 2017 115/9 Letter H 16 195
Jul 2017 131/12 Letter I 12 133
Aug 2017 143/1 Letter J 16 194
Sep 2017 159/3 Letter K 19 237
Oct 2017 178/12 Letter L 24 285
Nov 2017 202/9 Letter M 24 280
Dec 2017 226/1 Letter N 19 236
Jan 2018 245/9 Letter O 21 245
Feb 2018 266/7 Letter P 25 295
Mar 2018 291/2 Letters Q & R 20 243
Apr 2018 311/5 Letter S 22 270
May 2018 333/11 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21 250
Jun 2018 354/9 Letter T 21 250
Jul 2018 375/7 Letter U 17 207
Aug 2018 392/10 Letter V 19 228
Sep 2018 411/10 Letter W 20 233
Oct 2018 431/3 Letter X 15 180
Nov 2018 446/3 Letter Y 13 156
Dec 2018 459/3 Letter Z 13 156
Jan 2019 472/3 Person being carried 16 190
Feb 2019 488/1 Real people 17 214
Mar 2019 505/11 Homages/parodies 19 224
Apr 2019 524/7 Green-skinned people 17 207
May 2019 541/10 Wanted posters 17 201
Jun 2019 558/7 Boxing rings 15 180
Jul 2019 573/7 Empty uniforms 15 177
Aug 2019 588/4 Beaches 25 297
Sep 2019 613/1 Apes 28 340
Oct 2019 641/5 Haunted houses/graves 21 250
Nov 2019 662/3 Motor bikes 21 254
Dec 2019 683/5 Foreign language covers 17 209
Jan 2020 700/10 Playing cards/tabletop games 23 275
Feb 2020 723/9 Valentines and Cupids 22 259
Mar 2020 745/4 Statues 21 256
Apr 2020 766/8 Elephants 22 263
May 2020 788/7 Heroes & villains cooperating 17 198
Jun 2020 805/1 The Moon 26 322
Jul 2020 831/11 Flags & patriotic symbols 18 215
Aug 2020 849/10 Foreign locations (non-US) 20 233
Sep 2020 869/3 MST3K (with commentary) 24 292
Oct 2020 893/7 Vampires and Werewolves 20 245
Nov 2020 913/12 Giants 24 286
Dec 2020 937/10 Snow & winter scenes 24 289
Jan 2021 961/11 Doppelgängers 32 377
Feb 2021 993/4 Movies 23 275
Mar 2021 1016/3 Cats/cat-themed adventurers 22 263
Apr 2021 1038/2 Dogs/dog-themed adventurers 25 305
May 2021 1063/7 Big guns/Heavy weaponry 25 302
Jun 2021 1088/9 Dinosaurs/Time Travel 28 338
Jul 2021 1116/11 Big Questions/Question Marks 28 330
Aug 2021 1144/5 Highways, Travel etc 19 232
Sep 2021 1163/9 Favourite Covers/Comics 28 330
Oct 2021 1191/3 Lineups 21 260
Nov 2021 1212/11 JSA 80th Anniversary 23 269
Dec 2021 1235/4 Logos in the action 26 317
Jan 2022 1261/9 Dynamic Duos 29 348
Feb 2022 1290/9 Romantic Scenes 26 313
Mar 2022 1316/10 Bridges 29 339
Apr 2022 1345/1 Unexpected Green 23 286
May 2022 1368/11 Neal Adams 26 310
Jun 2022 1394/9 George Perez 19 227
Jul 2022 1413/8 Parents 30 356
Aug 2022 1443/4 Fairgrounds and Carnivals 24 285
Sep 2022 1467/1 Joe Kubert 19 238
Oct 2022 1486/11 First and last issues 27 324
Nov 2022 1513/11 Classrooms and Education

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Brian Banner (Bruce's father):

Aquababy's proud parents! 

(Good thing that the worst is behind them!)

JD DeLuzio said:

Apparently, Luthor really got into the prison grey.

My theory back then was that Luthor didn't own any regular clothes because he was never out of prison long enough to get any.

I've entered my sixth decade of life this year, so I can empathize with everyone else on this road.

On the other hand, it sure beats the alternative.

Meanwhile, a family not always cover featured on/in an Archie comic, Chuck Clayton and his Coaching father, in the background.

(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)

I myself am nearing the end of my sixth decade, that is, my 50s. Here's how it works...

1st decade = birth through 10

2nd decade = 11 through 20

3rd decade = 21 through 30

...and so on.

If you are in your 50s, your are in your 6th decade of life; if you are in your 60s, you are in your seventh decade of life; if you can't remember that, don't try to get fancy and count the decades; just say "my '50s" (or "my '60s" or whatever) as appropriate. I seriously thought I left all this nonsense behind with the people who thought the year 2000 was the beginning of the new millennium (i.e, the 21st century).

When I give blood and the Red Cross person tells me my blood pressure is very good, I tell them I am a miracle of modern science. I'm halfway through my eighth decade (ouch!).

My entire career was in elections. California and many/most other states allow people to register to vote when they are 17 1/2. They are entered into the system but are excluded from actual voting until they become 18.

You are 18 the day before your birthday. If your birthday is the day after election day, you can vote. When a new database required new programs, the programmer erroneously told the computer that voters weren't 18 until their actual birthday. Fortunately, a report showing who was excluded was produced in time for me to bring the mistake to everyone's attention before it caused actual problems.

Years earlier, birthdates were entered with two-digit years. When the 17 1/2-year-olds were first allowed to register to vote the programs started screening for birthdates. This was in the late 1970s (IIRC) and there were many people born before 1900. The program kicked them out because it thought they hadn't been born yet and were therefore too young. Since we were stuck with the two-digit year at the time, the only way to override this was by pretending that a person born before 1900 was actually born in 1900. This was an early warning of the Y2K issues. 

I just turned 60 back in March, so I guess it's more accurate to say I'm a few months into my seventh decade?

Right you are.

Lee Houston, Junior said:

I just turned 60 back in March, so I guess it's more accurate to say I'm a few months into my seventh decade?

Jor-El being an a-hole

My introduction to the popular but problematic Mr. Chan was probably the early-70s cartoon, which had he and his brood (and their little dog, too) travelling the world in a shape-shifting van and solving Scooby Doo-type mysteries. Gold Key, predictably, made a comic:

For those interested, I recommend Yunte Huang's Charlie Chan: The Untold Story Of The Honorable Detective And His Rendezvous With American History.

Dracula and daughter.

Dracula and (I assume) a different daughter.

A different vampire and son.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I seriously thought I left all this nonsense behind with the people who thought the year 2000 was the beginning of the new millennium (i.e, the 21st century).

To quote from The Authority comic.

Jenny Sparks, dying at midnight on 31st December 1999:  "I'm the spirit of the twentieth century.  A hundred-year-long defense mechanism.  Twentieth century's over."

Swift:  "No, it's not.  The twentieth century doesn't click over til 2001, anyone with half an education knows that --"

Jenny:  "Don't blame me.  Blame the planet that counts it.  Consensus reality.  Entire bloody century's been run by the fish-head majority."

Good to think how much more sensible the twenty-first has been, isn't it?

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