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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Definitely a motley crew

Atlas' Lorna the Jungle Girl!

Another Lorna

Elephants and Vikings!  What's not to love?  A Dutch comic from a Belgian publisher.

This would probably be funnier if I'd ever heard of Harry James.

Checking Wikipedia, I find that Harry James was a trumpet player and leader of a big band in the 1940s, so I guess he would have been reasonably well-known when this comic was published in 1947.

Another British comic from me. Here's Tornado. Only 6 pence.  In those days, in the late 60s, British comics were generally 6 pence (half a shilling) and came out weekly, whereas US comics were a shilling, and came out monthly. US comics were also in full colour, whereas British comics were often black and white inside.

Here's some Tarz an' Tantor covers from the ape-man's Dell days:

Were-Woman Vs Elephant in New Orleans! 


A selection of elephant covers from Mike Grell's Jon Sable, Freelance.

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