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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One of the less familiar landmarks of Paris.

The Statue of Liberty was originally built in Paris as a gift from France to the United States, and formally presented to the US Ambassador at a ceremony held on the 4th of July, 1884.  The statue remained intact in Paris until January 1885, when it was disassembled and shipped to America

It's England in the late 1800s.... The story has to involve Jack the Ripper!

Batman and Hawkman battled the Joker and Chac in Central America and Superman fought the Living Statue in Italy, highlighting the global efforts of the Justice League "of America".

New theme: Prostitutes on the cover????

JD DeLuzio said:

It's England in the late 1800s.... The story has to involve Jack the Ripper!

JD DeLuzio said:

It's England in the late 1800s.... The story has to involve Jack the Ripper!

Well, not always!

Batman in Scotland

Now here's a champion world traveler, here reflecting on a story that takes place in the old country:

World's Finest Comics #225 had both Superman and Batman in Scotland.

And Action Comics #406 had Clark Kent chasing a ghost in the Tower of London!

The title is "Rock around the Loch", so I'm guessing that Cutey is facing the Loch Ness Monster, which means that we must be in Scotland for this cover.

The story of a truffle-snuffling pig (with a wooden leg!) set in Lucern, Switzerland.

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