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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Even Blackhawk wasn't immune from the obligatory 'gravestone' cover.

Blackhawk blames Chuck for the new uniform fiasco.

The Pussycats find themselves between a haunted house and a cemetery:

I like The Old Dark House (1932) for many reasons, but one lesser one is that the plot device of a motorized vehicle breaking down, bringing the heroes to a creepy old house, hadn't yet been run into the ground. For all I can determine, it may have been the first use of a trope, though orchestrated auto accidents occur in The Monster (1925), and I'm sure there are earlier horror tales involving carriage-accidents and such that bring our heroes to the haunted house.

This forced me to think about this commercial gem from GEICO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYae3ZAAbLc

JD DeLuzio said:

The Pussycats find themselves between a haunted house and a cemetery:

A lot of the haunted houses we've seen are, quite frankly, not that scary.

This one is terrifying.

Ghost Rider in his most super-heroic phase finally has a battle in a cemetery...and it's with Doctor Druid! 

Philip Portelli said:

Ghost Rider in his most super-heroic phase finally has a battle in a cemetery...

..and provides an early entry for next month's theme of "Motor Bikes".

Talking of which...

I feel sure that this is a haunted house... after all it has a detached head in it...

Well dang! There goes my "transition" covers I'd hoped to post on the 31! Now I'm gonna have to look for another motorcycle and graveyard cover.That second one, I note, also exploits sax along with cycles.
Meanwhile, here's Frankenstein's Monster and a distant house which I'm certain is haunted and scary. It's really nice of him to help that accident victim.



Philip Portelli said:

Ghost Rider in his most super-heroic phase finally has a battle in a cemetery...and it's with Doctor Druid! 

More kids in the wrong place. The coffin appears to be heading for a haunted house.

JD DeLuzio said:

Well dang! There goes my "transition" covers I'd hoped to post on the 31! Now I'm gonna have to look for another motorcycle and graveyard cover.That second one, I note, also exploits sax along with cycles.

Oops!  Sorry about that, JD!

Now, if I only had a time machine so I could go back and tell myself not to post that "sax and cycles" cover...

Oh look, this is post number 7777.

What a pity it's not 6666, considering the theme.

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