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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A couple of “dragons”

Ambush Bug gives you more: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, all with green skin!

Oddly (which is only to be expected with Ambush Bug), they weren't green on the original version of this cover:

Not a licensed cover, but another appearance of the Green Faerie:

Three from Tower

Bottom left hand corner features Demonia, the green reptilian Omega Man with her own agenda. She could "Doctor Smith" for only so long before Tigorr killed her!

Obviously, artist Gil Kane recycled his design of this monster for that of the Abomination a bit later, with a few modifications, including smaller stature.

Dave Palmer said:

Three from Tower

I think we can see hints (ridge above the eyes, lips) even earlier



Fred W. Hill said:

Obviously, artist Gil Kane recycled his design of this monster for that of the Abomination a bit later, with a few modifications, including smaller stature.

Dave Palmer said:

Three from Tower

"Noman Faces His Greatest Challenge When He Battles The Tarantula In 'The Secret Of Scorpion Island'". 

The Tarantula appears to have not only the Leader's big green head with receding hairline, but also four arms and two legs.  I assume he chose his alias (and named his lair?) based on the whole multiple limbs thing, without ever stopping to think how many legs a spider or a scorpion actually has.  Here's a green guy with a better claim to the name, though admittedly he looks more reptilian than arachnid.

An alternative version of Neal Adam's GL #76 (also sketched by Adams). Great though it is, it doesn't have the same 'kick' as the issued version.

The Ghost of Ferro Lad!

The JLA versus a giant green alien (who turns out to be significantly less giant, less green, and less alien than at first appears):

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