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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From Jan 1954, Fantastic Fears #5. Publisher Farrell. Cover art credited to the Igor workshop.

Interesting side fact - this comic contained a story called "Stretching Things" (5 pages).This was Steve Ditko's first sale to a publisher, although not his first published work. 

Fatman the Human Flying Saucer #2, June 1967. Published by Lightning.

Two issues of Fantasy Masterpieces from 1967 that I got in the early 80s when I was in high school and made me feel like a comic book historian!

Adventure Comics #426 (1973) the second appearance of Captain Fear by Robert Kanigher and (the always interesting) Alex Nino.  Captain Fear first appeared in #425, but I posted that earlier as an "A."  For this brief period a fun lineup: Adventurers Club, Vigilante, and Captain Fear.  Black Orchid debuted in #428 and The Spectre became the headliner in #431.

Four Famous co-stars, although I didn't like it when the villains were considered co-stars. 


Second appearance and first cover appearance of Captain Cold.

Following Mad's emergence as a force to be reckoned with in October 1952, there was a flood of magazines trying to emulate its success in the parody genre. One of the worthier contenders was Flip, first published by Harvey in April 1954. Cover art was by Howard Nostrand.

Flash Gordon, from the comic strip created in 1934.  Alex Raymond was given the assignment of creating a science fiction comic strip to compete with Buck Rogers. Together with writer Don Moore, Raymond created "Flash Gordon."

Fightin' 5 #28 (July 1964),  Introduction of the team.

Strange Tales #89: the first appearance of the one and only FIN FANG FOOM!!

My Favorite Martian, featuring the great Ray Walston and future "David" Banner, Bill Bixby.

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