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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Another Halloween-appropriate cover.

Richard Willis said:

At least this isn't the middle finger.

A distinctly different perspective on that cover (from the Super-Team Family blog, which has had a number of posts revealing the previously-undocumented romance between Captain America and Wonder Woman):

Doctor Fate was added to Jack Kirby's Super Powers book and got an action figure almost two years before he really joined the Justice League!

Of all the non-humans I have known in my life, none was more a friend than Slim here, a street kitten who moved into our house, settled in, and was killed some years later by a car. This is an old photo of Slim and a member of the Justice Society presenting "The Cat and the Canary."



Philip Portelli said:

Buy four superheroes and get a FREE Guy in a Suit!

Another space-themed cover and a visit to the future.

I've posted a couple of spoof covers featuring meetings between the JSA and Marvel's Captain America.  As a follow-up, how about a real DC cover that shows a meeting between the JSA and Archie's version of Cap, The Shield?

If the Justice Society was to get their own title again today, I'm torn between seeing them from Day One (before Pearl Harbor and America entering World War 2) versus their last incarnation as mentors to today's heroes.

But either way, the Society would have to eventually resume their annual get togethers with the JLA, and was there ever an answer as to why the Spectre was within that crypt, like my back issue copy of #83 said there eventually would be?

(Images courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)

The funny thing about that storyline was that the Spectre was seen in JLA #82 with dialogue and everything only to have him claim that he was imprisoned in that crypt in #83!

Plus that's the Earth-Two Batman looking so smug and the Earth-Two Atom deciding to cosplay as Starman!

Okay, I promise I won't make any more "not actually a cover" posts for the rest of this month.

((This one is a pin-up from Who's Who #12-- actual cover below)

Have the Young All-Stars shown up this month? They’re a weird blip in JSA history.

As much as Roy Thomas enjoyed writing the new characters of Young All Stars, I feel that he was always yearning to focus on the classic heroes of the Golden Age!

 

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