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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Today's "A" cover: Fantasy Masterpieces #10, my introduction to the Golden Age All-Winners Squad.


"That's brilliant!"

Thenk yew.

One of my favorite 80s titles and one that had so much more to offer!

Here's something a bit different (from December 1986 -- I can't believe this was thirty years ago, time flies, I created my own "Atomic Man" in about 1964-1965).

Yesterday, Philip came dangerously close to posting my "Hester Prynne" follow-up. I won't be online over the weekend, so today I'm posting two.

Captain Atom #82 - first Nightshade, basis of Silk Spectre.

Our Army at War #177

New Adventure Comics #25. First eleven issues were New Comics. Issues 32 on were Adventure Comics.

Here's my favourite Silver-Age Avengers cover.  June 1966.  Cover artists Don Heck and Frank Giacoia

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