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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My collection of covers took a half-dozen major hits today.

Another costume that appears to be empty

Steve W said:

I think that The Flash appears in more 'empty costume' covers than anyone else.  Carmine Infantino always seemed to enjoy drawing an uninhabited costume.

Joe Kubert too.

Invisible Men!



Richard Willis said:

Another costume that appears to be empty

Are there no closets in the 30th century?

Another invisible man and another Kubert.

In Adventure 397, Supergirl chose a brand new costume. In Adventure 407, someone else found it.

More empty sports uniforms!  I know nothing about baseball - would there be nine in total?

The fallout from this led to another reboot!

Nine people on a team actually playing at any one time.

An active roster of up to 25, however.

An expanded roster of, uh, 40?



Peter Wrexham said:

More empty sports uniforms!  I know nothing about baseball - would there be nine in total?

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