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 Return of the Original Defenders!"

Aliens Outbreak

Operation Peril #10, May 1952, publisher ACG, cover art and inks by Ken Bald.

"Adapted from the classic by Homer"... with Polyphemus from Homer via Ray Harryhausen.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Spectacular Spider-Man #75 saw the end of the Owl/Octopus War!

(Not on the same level as the Kree/Skrull War or the Avengers/Defenders Clash but you can't have everything!)

Before the Black Cat, the Owl fought another "pussycat."

Call me....Uncle Otto!

(Clearly Aunt May is high as a kite here!)

That cover of ASM #131 evokes memories for me of the winter of 1973-74, shortly after my family had moved from Salt Lake City to West Jordan, a suburb of SLC (and about a year and a half before we moved to Treasure Island, San Francisco).  I also recall that cover being featured in several ads in other Marvel mags for that month and the fact that the story was set in wintry weather sticks in my memory although there's nothing on the cover itself indicating winter weather.  Of course, the aspect of the story that Doc Ock wanted to marry Aunt May because she had implausibly inherited an island with a thermo-nuclear device in Canada and he wanted to obtain rights to it as her husband struck even my 11 year old self as rather ridiculous, more-so even than Aunt May seriously agreeing to marry Otto, but it had been Stan who planted the seed of May believing Otto was a really nice guy who unjustly had a bad reputation due to unfounded rumors.  Yep, Aunt May had to have been taking some sort of mind-altering medications.  And that cover was pretty amusing.

An Outer Limits theme park. Now what could go wrong with that?

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