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 moonlit ride for the Gentleman Ghost!

A couple more characters named Moon


I would never have expected to see the Spirit (Denny Colt) on the Moon.  But here you go, what do I know?

That's dated August 3, 1952, which leads to a distinct sense of déjà vu when you get to April 1953 and this cover.

Incidentally - "Spurs Jackson and his Space Vigilantes"?  It seems to me that spurs and spacesuits really don't go together!

Well, it's not as though Dick Tracy on the moon made a lot of sense.

The red lettering on the Space Western makes it look like it's supposed to be some sort of acrostic code. Hmm....

BM.... MMM... BS.... MG.... TM

I think he's saying that someone's claim that a Bowel Movement is keeping him from the Mixed Martial Arts tournament is a Falsehood.... And should be taken with a Milligram of Thulium.

Peter Wrexham said:

I would never have expected to see the Spirit (Denny Colt) on the Moon.  But here you go, what do I know?

That's dated August 3, 1952, which leads to a distinct sense of déjà vu when you get to April 1953 and this cover.

Incidentally - "Spurs Jackson and his Space Vigilantes"?  It seems to me that spurs and spacesuits really don't go together!

"I would never have expected to see the Spirit (Denny Colt) on the Moon. But here you go, what do I know?"

That's from the period where Wally Wood was ghosting for Will Eisner. (Now you know.)

Three more from Green Arrow...

Horror favors the full moon:

I'm guessing that the circle behind Superboy is the moon rather than the sun...

This would've been appropriate for June 5th. Sadly I never came across it till today.

As I mentioned, that Space Western cover gave a distinct sense of déjà vu.  So do these two covers from the Golden Age Green Lantern #34 (Sep-Oct 1948) and #36 (Jan-Feb 1949).  You can probably tell that the series was getting close to cancellation (#38 was the last issue) from the fact that Alan Scott has been evicted from these covers, to be replaced by Streak the Wonder Dog!

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