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.
Here's another Classics Illustrated Hunchback cover, the one it had when I bought it.
I was annoyed when I watched the animated Disney version, so I said "Aha! I'll watch the silent movie with Lon Chaney Senior." When I did, I was even more disappointed. No tragedy, all the good guys live, only the bad guy dies. At least they didn't transform the bad guy from a priest to a lawyer..
The image of Colonel Muamar Gaddafi on this cover places it in Libya, giving us another real African country. It is, though, one on the Mediterranean, rather than sub-Saharan.
As a counterpoint to all the Eiffel Tower covers we've seen, here are two featuring England's Blackpool Tower instead.
Despite these last two, the recent rash of covers featuring the Hunchback of Notre Dame has enabled France to overtake England in number of appearances. Latest statistics: