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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Captain Action v1 #3, March 1969 - Continuing the adventures based on the Ideal action figures, the appropriately-named Dr. Evil makes his first appearance. Art Gil Kane and Wally Wood.

No Captain America yet?

Well, this is the classic issue #176 which is burned into my brain!

Steve has given up being Cap before (and many times since) but this is still the most powerful!

We already had the Challengers of the Unknown but I had this issue of Super DC Giant which was oddly numbered S-25 as a kid way before I knew about the significance of DC reprinting Kirby in the early 70s!

All I knew was that these were great stories and I read it until it fell apart!

And there's the "first" super-hero: Captain Caveman!

And a takeoff of Charlie's Angels, too!

Talking of posting classic Captain America covers, I don't think we can go much further into January without displaying this one!  Kirby's artwork, of course.

I've got a story about this one. I didn't have this comic when I was a kid, but one of the comics I did have carried a house ad for it. I thought the Creeper was a yellow-skinned guy in green trunks and red boots and gloves who was captured in some guy's multi-tendrilled red moustache.

Codename: Sailor V

@ Jeff of Earth-J - yes, loved all those Creeper covers, although the one you depict is certainly a little weird!

Here's another of my favourite Adventure covers (#376) featuring "The Execution of Chameleon Boy!"  A Neal Adams cover.

My favourite X-Man was always Cyclops. Here's X-Men #45.

The first time Congo Bill became Congorilla.

I never read a Congo Bill story, but I "met" Congorilla a few issues later.

I guess they didn't want to show the golden gorilla's true color on the cover because kids wouldn't recognize him as a gorilla.

I was going to post this one anyway but Richard beat me with Congorilla!

This was a scary tale of greed, corruption and betrayal involving Bill's sidekick, Janu usurping Congorilla's body and Bill reclaiming his human form to hunt him down!

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