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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The Blackhawks in "South America" according to the story, which I checked out on Comic Book Plus.

One each for England and France

And let’s see what Pete Trask is up to

We haven't seen Australia much. This isn't the 1940s superhero, nor the DC villain, nor Marvel's Cat-man, but a hero from Down Under:

If it's Australia you want, here's another appearance of the (redesigned) Wombat.

(I don't know why the window lettering is designed to be read from the inside of the bar.)

I just noticed that two of the recent covers I posted are the "same" image.

The T-Man cover came first (March 1952) with Police Comics dated October 1953.  The GCD credits the T-Man cover to Reed Crandall and notes that the Police Comics cover is Reed Crandall with alterations by someone else.

Since Thor is battling the Stone-Men from Saturn from his debut, then he must be in Norway on the cover!

A couple more images of Rio di Janeiro, Brazil, on covers of comics from different non-US countries.

Billy, a Norwegian version of Beetle Bailey.  The dialogue reads:

"Rio De Janeiro? What in the world are you doing in Brazil, Billy?"
"It's the Olympics."

January Jones, in a comic from the Netherlands  I'm rather pleased to have found this image of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands above Rio, as I seem to remember someone lamenting that they couldn't find such a cover for "Statues" month.

I'm assuming that Jane Eyre must have been based in Yorkshire, since the Bronte sisters all hailed from Haworth.  Therefore this is another England cover...

Don Quixote was set in Spain

and Pete certainly takes the “world wide” part of his title to heart


An earlier cover for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.. Possibly a  more accurate, take on the knights' clothing. I understand that they didn't have heavy armor in the 6th century.

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