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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Finally, my last cover for February has quite the most horrifying depiction of Cupid I have ever seen!

I'll end the month with this one. Lois and Supes really do get married. this is not an imaginary story. These are not robots. etc, etc, etc.

Now, Steve, you know one part of your statement is NOT true! 

Steve W said:

I'll end the month with this one. Lois and Supes really do get married. this is not an imaginary story. These are not robots. etc, etc, etc.

It is literally possible to do a cover a day just of the Statue of Liberty, but there are other statues, iconic and otherwise, so let's start this March with the Monumental Menace:

Here's an updated version of the spreadsheet and index of monthly themes.

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
Apr 2020 Elephants
May 2020 ?
Jun 2020 The Moon?

Looking again at the list of suggestions here, it occured to me that we really should have "The Moon" in June.  Would people be happy if we did that, and perhaps had "Working with Villains" or "Bridges" in May?

Steve asked what "Working with Villains" means.  I assume it would be covers showing team-ups between heroes and villains, but perhaps Philip could confirm if that's what he meant?

JD DeLuzio said:

It is literally possible to do a cover a day just of the Statue of Liberty, but there are other statues, iconic and otherwise, so let's start this March with the Monumental Menace:

Yes, US comics (mostly) really like to use the Statue of Liberty on their cover - I've found 57 different examples!  I've also found 37 covers with statues of Superman, or his family and friends (Richard's Superboy cover is one of them).

I've not picked any of those for my first statue.  Instead, here's a French cover recycled from last December's foreign-language theme.

I think the Legion must have bought these statuettes in bulk.

When I first suggested statues, back in November, this was the cover that first came to my mind (apart from the one I posted at the time) - Strange Adventures #223. This comic came out in the UK in March 1971 (one year after the cover date) and I remember lifting it straight off the spinner as soon as I saw it. I was 12 at the time and I was always impressed by comics that attempted to predict the future.  Anything with the year '1990' on the front would always persuade me to part with my hard-earned cash.  Sadly, the cover was rather better than the story, but I guess that was true for many comics in the silver-age!

Alas, these images were never featured on a cover.

This was the very first time that I saw the Legion of Super-Heroes and it made me an instant fan!

As for "Working With Villains", it would feature a hero and villain battling side-by-side, assisting each other or doing peaceful things, regardless of the actual story.

Dave Palmer said:

Alas, these images were never featured on a cover.

It the Living Colossus was a real 100' tall statue come to life!

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