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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Spent some time looking for a Romance cover featuring a dog or dogs, but there aren't many. However I did find this early Kirby cover.

No canine romance? Ask and thee shall receive!

Has Scrooge McDuck appeared this month? I haven't read this one. Perhaps the rest of the pack is on the other side of the hill.

Steve W said:

Hey, I'm up for that. Prominent question marks/exclamation points for July. Surely we can decide amongst ourselves what constitutes "prominent" when we get to July.  Suits me down to the ground to try and pick our future topics as far into the future as possible. Gives me more time to find appropriate covers.

I'd favour combining the "Question/Exclamation Mark" idea with Jeff's suggestion (from Julius Schwartz's list) of "A Big Burning Question", to make sure we can find enough covers to last a month.  So we'd have some covers (like Philip's post of Plastic Man turning into a question mark), where the punctuation is part of the scene depicted, and some where there's an editorial question aimed at the reader "How Can This Scene Possibly Be Explained?  Buy The Comic To Find Out!"  I'd be happy to have that agreed on as the theme(s) for July.  Anyone else?

War-Dogs of the U.S. Army, meet All-American MenDogs of War.

"Anyone else?"


It sounds challenging.   I’m willing to give it a go.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

"Anyone else?"


I'm in!

Dogbert is both the modern equivalent and opposite version of Snoopy.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

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Ditto from me. That's sorted then. There's July, in the bag.

And - I absolutely love Dilbert and therefore by association Dogbert. Off to track down some Dogbert covers.

Me too!

Jeff of Earth-J said:

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Here's teh Dogbert I had readt to go.

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