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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You see his daughters when they were little! Clone City!

Richard Willis said:

I don't remember hearing about Circus Boy before. It's amazing that Mickey Dolenz as an adult looked exactly the same.

My favourite CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN cover. July 1970, with epic artwork by the one and only Neal Adams.

So did Jackie Cooper.

In one episode of The Monkees the group went to a circus and Mickey kept singing bits of the Circus Boy theme song. Finally Mike asked him what he was doing and Mickey said he didn't know why but he couldn't get that song out of his head.
 
Richard Willis said:

I don't remember hearing about Circus Boy before. It's amazing that Mickey Dolenz as an adult looked exactly the same.

After a holiday break, I'm going to try to get back into this. "C" is for...Cyclops! Or, as one guy used to say in the comic shop I used to frequent, "Kiss-lops!"

Hoy

Here's a series from the early 2Ks I really wish would have caught on. It's was written by dan Mishkin, but the draw for me was the art by Tom Mandrake. they had more stories to tel, but the series lasted only four issues.

First appearance of the Kree Captain Mar-Vell.

Wow, Circus Boy turned out to be pretty interesting.  Let's try that again.  Four Color #784, April 1957.



Dave Palmer said:

Wow, Circus Boy turned out to be pretty interesting.  Let's try that again.  Four Color #784, April 1957.

That's a tad creepy.

"C" is for ... Izzy Cohen of the Howling Commandos!

Hoy

"That's a tad creepy."

Coincidentally, that's the clown's name: Theodore "Tad" Creepy.

Hoy - that's my favourite X-men cover ever!

March 1954, America's favorite teen-age girl,  CANDY #47. Publisher Quality. Sadly I couldn't find any details of the cover artist.

And, slightly more up-to-date, from November 2006, CAVEWOMAN RELOADED #3. Art by Budd Root. Published by Basement Comics.

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