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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Daredevil's history makes him a natural for boxing rings:

JD DeLuzio said:


Steve W said:

This one actually features a wrestling ring rather than a boxing ring but I'm guessing you'll all forgive the minor transgression.

Your first cover of the month "The Masked Superman" also showed a wrestling ring (at least, I'm pretty sure that stamping on your opponents head isn't a legal move in boxing), so, yeah, why not?

Here's another cover showing what looks more like wrestling than boxing.

JD DeLuzio said:

Daredevil's history makes him a natural for boxing rings:

Indeed!  This is from 1947:

Superman and Luthor wanted to prove their manhood in a real fistfight so they actually took time to build a makeshift boxing ring...together! 

"Luthor, are the "ropes" straight?" "They're off a bit on one side. I'll help you fix it after a put this ring post in." "Gee, thanks!"

Dave Palmer said:

"The Phantom Prize-Fighter" (hyphenated) in Strange Sports Stories, May 1963?  Totally different from "The Phantom Prize Fighter" (no hyphen) in Strange Adventures, April 1954!

A 1940s British cover, showing that it's possible to create additional obstacles in the ring, in addition to facing your opponent.

Of course they couldn't really have the Marvel Daredevil vs. the Lev Gleason Daredevil, at least not in any mag published by Marvel, although I recall them having a friendly competitive dialogue in a cartoon drawn by Michael T. Gilbert for the Fantagraphics Daredevil Index of the early '80s and in which the Golden Age DD shamed the Silver/Bronge Ages DD by mentioning how many more millions his comics sold at their peak than the younger guy was even at his peak under Miller.  Can't win them all.  But then that younger feller has been around a lot longer now and had a bad movie and pretty good live-action tv series.  Not too shabby.

JD DeLuzio said:

Daredevil's history makes him a natural for boxing rings:

Is this readable?

The original Daredevil is appearing in Dynamite's Project Superpowers universe as the Death-Defying 'Devil.

Thor takes the bull by the horns

(though with those outfits, we're clearly in a wrestling ring):

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