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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Another Double-Joker!

I'll see your two Jimmy's and raise you...two Supes!

Goofy has a decidedly evil twin. Gawrsh! That's more nightmare fuel than a jury of Jokers.

Here are two double-length thrillers from Mystery in Space.

A mystery for Alanna, with Adam Strange and his doppelgänger.

A mystery for Adam Strange, with Alanna and her doppelgänger.

Do the covers have to include the doppelgänger and the original?


Dave Palmer said:

Do the covers have to include the doppelgänger and the original?

That would be my take, a cover with some kind of double(ish) image. What does everyone else think?

I read "The Great Batman Swindle" in one of the Batman 100 Pagers and I can see why someone would fall for it! There being multiple Batmen makes so much sense!



Dave Palmer said:

Do the covers have to include the doppelgänger and the original?

I'll allow it.

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