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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Being a famous comedian is no guarantee you won’t have to deal with apes somewhere along the line.

Even if you are a fictional famous comedian

Richard Willis said:

Compare the cover above with the one below.  Am I imagining it, or do the same three characters appear on both of them?  The two versions of the older guy certainly look pretty much identical, though the gorilla seems to have had a dye job between appearances!

Joe Staton isn't my favourite artist, but you've got to give him credit for taking on a comic with such a vast array of stars.  On the whole, I think he did a pretty good job.  I can't think of any other artist who did something like this until George Perez and Crisis on Infinite Earths!

Dave Palmer said:

One more cover with Angel and Sam.  There they are behind Flash and Bat Lash.  I must say, that is not Sam’s best look.  Must have been an off day.

I had a flash of inspiration earlier today that one of the silver-age Anthro covers would have apes on it. I wasn't wrong - surprising what the memory can drag up after 50 years! I guess I was around 10 when I bought this comic.

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