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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Frank Frazertta Fantasy Illustrated #3

Can anyone guess the "F" significance of this cover? [Answer below.]

It is the first appearance of the female Dire Wraiths.

Oddly, none of us has posted this one

The Maltese Falconfrom 1946. Not sure if the main figure is Sam Spade or not!

This scene is referred to but not seen in either the 1931 or 1946 movie.

The guy running with the falcon statuette (which should be in a box) is the ill-fated sea captain. He's being killed by Wilmer Cook, the thug working for Kasper Gutman, the big guy behind him. The guy in the back right is presumably Joel Cairo and the woman in the front is the treacherous variously-named Ruth Wonderly/Brigid O'Shaughnessy. This is all fresh in my mind since I just watched the 1931 (pre-Bogart) movie version thanks to your calling it to my attention.

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