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.

Date Page/Reply Theme (and clickable link) Pages Replies
Oct 2016 1/1 Letter A 19 228
Dec 2016 20/1 Letter B 17 207
Jan 2017 37/4 Letter C 18 214
Feb 2017 55/2 Letter D 17 208
Mar 2017 72/6 Letter E 15 178
Apr 2017 87/4 Letter F 15 184
May 2017 102/8 Letter G 13 157
Jun 2017 115/9 Letter H 16 195
Jul 2017 131/12 Letter I 12 133
Aug 2017 143/1 Letter J 16 194
Sep 2017 159/3 Letter K 19 237
Oct 2017 178/12 Letter L 24 285
Nov 2017 202/9 Letter M 24 280
Dec 2017 226/1 Letter N 19 236
Jan 2018 245/9 Letter O 21 245
Feb 2018 266/7 Letter P 25 295
Mar 2018 291/2 Letters Q & R 20 243
Apr 2018 311/5 Letter S 22 270
May 2018 333/11 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21 250
Jun 2018 354/9 Letter T 21 250
Jul 2018 375/7 Letter U 17 207
Aug 2018 392/10 Letter V 19 228
Sep 2018 411/10 Letter W 20 233
Oct 2018 431/3 Letter X 15 180
Nov 2018 446/3 Letter Y 13 156
Dec 2018 459/3 Letter Z 13 156
Jan 2019 472/3 Person being carried 16 190
Feb 2019 488/1 Real people 17 214
Mar 2019 505/11 Homages/parodies 19 224
Apr 2019 524/7 Green-skinned people 17 207
May 2019 541/10 Wanted posters 17 201
Jun 2019 558/7 Boxing rings 15 180
Jul 2019 573/7 Empty uniforms 15 177
Aug 2019 588/4 Beaches 25 297
Sep 2019 613/1 Apes 28 340
Oct 2019 641/5 Haunted houses/graves 21 250
Nov 2019 662/3 Motor bikes 21 254
Dec 2019 683/5 Foreign language covers 17 209
Jan 2020 700/10 Playing cards/tabletop games 23 275
Feb 2020 723/9 Valentines and Cupids 22 259
Mar 2020 745/4 Statues 21 256
Apr 2020 766/8 Elephants 22 263
May 2020 788/7 Heroes & villains cooperating 17 198
Jun 2020 805/1 The Moon 26 322
Jul 2020 831/11 Flags & patriotic symbols 18 215
Aug 2020 849/10 Foreign locations (non-US) 20 233
Sep 2020 869/3 MST3K (with commentary) 24 292
Oct 2020 893/7 Vampires and Werewolves 20 245
Nov 2020 913/12 Giants 24 286
Dec 2020 937/10 Snow & winter scenes 24 289
Jan 2021 961/11 Doppelgängers 32 377
Feb 2021 993/4 Movies 23 275
Mar 2021 1016/3 Cats/cat-themed adventurers 22 263
Apr 2021 1038/2 Dogs/dog-themed adventurers 25 305
May 2021 1063/7 Big guns/Heavy weaponry 25 302
Jun 2021 1088/9 Dinosaurs/Time Travel 28 338
Jul 2021 1116/11 Big Questions/Question Marks 28 330
Aug 2021 1144/5 Highways, Travel etc 19 232
Sep 2021 1163/9 Favourite Covers/Comics 28 330
Oct 2021 1191/3 Lineups 21 260
Nov 2021 1212/11 JSA 80th Anniversary 23 269
Dec 2021 1235/4 Logos in the action 26 317
Jan 2022 1261/9 Dynamic Duos 29 348
Feb 2022 1290/9 Romantic Scenes 26 313
Mar 2022 1316/10 Bridges 29 339
Apr 2022 1345/1 Unexpected Green 23 286
May 2022 1368/11 Neal Adams 26 310
Jun 2022 1394/9 George Perez 19 227
Jul 2022 1413/8 Parents 30 356
Aug 2022 1443/4 Fairgrounds and Carnivals 24 285
Sep 2022 1467/1 Joe Kubert 19 238
Oct 2022 1486/11 First and last issues 27 324
Nov 2022 1513/11 Classrooms and Education 22 264
Dec 2022 1535/11 Robots and Cyborgs 33 392
Jan 2023 1568/7 Trials and Courtrooms
Feb 2023 Doctors and Hospitals

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Trouble at the pie-eating contest:

I'm guessing this fair is in a seaside town, judging from the sort of phantom that's haunting them. Or maybe that was the only costume left when the villain decided that disguising themselves as a ghost would scare people away, instead of driving up attendance. 

Has this one been posted yet?

I'll tell you... I generally avoid duplicates by making an actual list of covers on paper as they occur to me. Ideally, I gather enough to (presumably) get me through the month. As I post them (or someone else does), I cross them off my list.  Most of the time by the time my list is exhausted the month is over, but roller coasters proved so popular that I came up short. At that point, short of reviewing the entire month (which I do do from time to time), I rely on memory (always a shaky proposition). 

"SPOOOOOOONNNN!"

"Not in the face!"

What I do is have an Used and Unused file on my PC for each theme. At the moment I have over 130 cover images on standby for Joe Kubert. Whether me or someone else posts it, covers are moved from one to the other. When that month is over, those files go in the trash to save myself some computer memory.

Meanwhile, I'm out of Merry Go Round images, but this is definitely one roller coaster I'll NEVER ride!

(Image courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.)

Yes, the Joker definitely seems to enjoy roller coasters!

Fred and Barney, less so!

I try and avoid duplicating too, although I've just been back through all the posts made this month, and see that I've posted at least three covers that had already been posted by others (one of them was just one day after the original poster!) My apologies to all - it's not too easy to keep track of covers posted when you're on holiday (vacation) and I've been away for most of August. 

I too store my covers to be used in a folder on my laptop, and then transfer them to a folder called "done" once I've posted them - or indeed once someone else does.  However the difference between me and Lee Houston, is that he moves his used files into the trash, whereas I save all mine in a huge folder called "Used Comic Covers". Last time I checked there were over 4,000 cover pictures in there!   

Steve W said:

I try and avoid duplicating too, although I've just been back through all the posts made this month, and see that I've posted at least three covers that had already been posted by others (one of them was just one day after the original poster!) My apologies to all - it's not too easy to keep track of covers posted when you're on holiday (vacation) and I've been away for most of August.

Let's hope that the guy whose cover you double-posted on 16th August will accept your apologies, Steve!

I guess you must have really liked that cover. 

Steve W said on August 14, 2022 at 5:22pm:

Steve W said on August 16, 2022 at 6:06pm:

What I do is:

Once a theme is agreed upon, I create a folder for that theme. Right now I have folders labelled  AUG fairs carnivals, SEP joe kubert and OCT first and last.

I gather the covers from GCD, except in the rare occasion when I know about a cover but it’s not on GCD. I save a JPG of the cover to the folder. Before I post a cover I review the ones posted since my last post. When the cover is posted by me or someone else I simply delete it from the folder, having no further use for it.

Using this method, I almost never post a duplicate. Note that I said “almost.”

Nancy and Sluggo go through a very strange dark ride:

We've had a lot of Archie but have we had one with BINKY?

And at what point did Binky get "Archie-fied"?

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