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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I see that for me it is now the 31st by three minutes, so here is my last statue cover.

My last one for March. Another Statue of Liberty.

My last is a trio of Doctor Strange covers: the first and last issues of his 1968 series plus another Sphinx!

A couple of statues of Amazon/warrior princesses.

JD DeLuzio said:

I think I have a February's worth of Lady Liberties left.... but I'm ending the month by posting....

A cover with a statue of an elephant!

Me too!  Well, almost.  I've only got 25 covers of the Statue of Liberty left (amazingly, none featuring Spiderman), so not quite enough for the whole month again.  However, I've also got 16 statues of Superman, five of the Lincoln Memorial, and a different cover for Conan and The Tower of the Elephant.

I'm ending the month with a great Donald Duck cover or, as they say in Spanish, Patopolis.

What the heck! One more and since we'll probably be seeing a lot of Tarzan in April...

Tarzan? Clearly, we'll be seeing the gang from Welcome Back, Kotter.

Characters from TV shows tend to have a lot crazier adventures when they get into a comic book. As I've noted elsewhere, it's a pity these idiots were never folded into the regular DCU. "Batman meets the Sweat Hogs" would have been a laff riot.

Pre-Superhero Adventure Comics

Might as well get it out of the way!

"UNK, Tantor, UNK!"

Another obvious place to look for Elephant covers: Jumbo Comics.

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