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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Is this our first Jack Kirby cover this month?

Oddly, they only show one of each animal.

Dave Palmer said:

Good catch.  I didn’t even notice that.

More pink elephants


Night Music and another Lorna and Wambi to finish April.

So, tomorrow we start posting adversaries teaming up. Let's see what I've got left (without, I hope, adding to reposts) that joins the two themes.

Baby Snoots gets scared by Uptite Mouse in their first appearance together, but then they become friends. Still, popular urban legend and comic convention makes elephants afraid of mice, so it's sort of adversaries playing together:

Lingering questions:

-What kind of concerto is for flute and cymbal?

-Why is an elephant with a developed vocabulary and a music teacher still wearing diapers and a baby bonnet?

Then there's this 1940s comic. The two animals are clearly sitting together, but the elephant is stealing from the monkey, so they're also adversaries... Okay, I'm really stretching it here:

Well, we can't have the kiddies thinking about how the pairs of animals set about repopulating the Earth!

Richard Willis said:

Oddly, they only show one of each animal.

Dave Palmer said:

Mary’s ark is going to have the same “only one of each species” problem.

Peter Wrexham said:

Elephants (and other animals) on spacegoing arks.

Here’s an ark that seems to understand the concept

One more Korg cover

Dave Palmer said:

Is this our first Jack Kirby cover this month?

No, I posted a cover of Stuntman, a Simon/Kirby superhero from 1946 back on the 22nd.

Now, a miscellany of elephant covers to finish the month.

Little Archie is perfectly willing to talk about "The Elephant in the Room on the Mound".

Another cover from Britain's The Beano.

Mary the Elephant, from Dark Horse Presents.

Another "prince of the jungle", with a cover that poses so many questions.  Is the elephant rescuing Wild Boy?  About to smash him to pieces on the ground?  Using a giant stake to destroy a vampire panther?  We may never know.

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