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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Wanted---The Phantom Blot, who has had a surprisingly long career in the comics!

It's slightly unusual to encounter super-heroes with a Wanted poster which doesn't feature the heroes themselves.  Here's Hawkman and Hawkwoman with a poster of Byth, the Thanagarian criminal whom they pursued to Earth.

And here's Batman with a poster that features - well, Batman himself.

Here's a romance cover with a "Missing" theme

"Calling Dick Tracy...calling Dick Tracy!"

Issue 1 of Torpedo.

Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of the covers we've seen have been English-language.  Here are three that aren't, from the ongoing French-language Western series Lucky Luke, which has been appearing in various European magazines since 1946.

Album 6, "Outlaws", from 1954.  The poster reads "$50,000 reward to whoever captures the four Dalton brothers, dead or alive"

Album 11, "Lucky Luke vs Joss Jamon", from 1958.  I like the creative way in which Luke repurposes an election poster "Vote for Joss Jamon" to read "Wanted Joss Jamon, dead or alive".

Album 39, "The Bounty Hunter", from 1972.  I don't know why the poster is printed in English, though the handwritten addition (which I can't work out) is French.

It looks to me like it says "Pour acquit Elliot Belt" although what that means, I'm at at a loss to say.

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Steve W said:

It looks to me like it says "Pour acquit Elliot Belt" although what that means, I'm at at a loss to say.

Further searching has turned up the cover of an English translation of the album, which reckons that it's "Paid in full, Elliot Belt"

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