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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The Radioactive Man, Communist (Chinese, not Russian) villain of Thor, original member of the Masters of Evil, who eventually reformed with the Thunderbolts!

One we missed last month, another tribute to Amazing Spider-Man #50, except this is not a tribute to the cover but to an interior page.

A rare prominent cover appearance of Beast Boy aka Changeling

Of all the failed Legion applicants - who remembers Camera Eye?

Appearances of the ghosts of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

Dave Palmer said:

Nothing says “major league villain” quite like white bell bottoms.

Phantom Girl wore white bell bottoms at this time too, so what does that say about her?  Come to think of it, there were a lot of bell bottoms of all colours about when Mike Grell was illustrating the Legion.  Truly, the 1970s were the decade that taste forgot.

Steve W said:

Appearances of the ghosts of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

And Ferro Lad.

American Comics Group's "go-to" color for ghosts was green. There were many more stories inside the books featuring green ghosts than made the covers.

Borko of Gorn? He's no Gorn!

This is a Gorn!



Steve W said:

Nor has anyone yet mentioned Boskar of Krag!

Doctor Solar (Man of the Atom) was originally green.

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