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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More tiny statuettes, or are they a toy and a puppet?

More Easter Island statues.

Another tiny statuette.

More living statues that the Big Red Cheese keeps in his hallway!

Two Challengers covers from me this evening. If anyone's already posted either of them, I apologise.

I see your Easter Island, and I raise you a Sphinx!

And, I sincerely hope you'll all forgive me for posting this cover. It has no statue in it, but it has been on my mind all day, ever since our government raised the level of concern here over the current virus from "concerned" to "really worried".  I remember this comic really well - I snatched it up as soon as it appeared on the spinner in my local newsagent, together with its successor, which completed the story. I hope it causes no offence to anyone. 

Steve, I doubt anyone will be offended by the "Virus X" cover.  Personally, with both the virus and the recent flooding sweeping the country, I've been thinking less of comics, and more of the many British SF disaster novels I read as a kid.  I'm just hoping that the author is John Wyndham (whose catastrophes tended to be middle-class and cosy) rather than John Christopher (which were much nastier).

On the other hand, I might be slightly offended that you didn't notice that I'd already posted the first of your Challengers covers here last Saturday, on March 7th.  (No, just kidding!)

We haven't seen much of Honorable Dated Racial Stereotype Charlie Chan in these pages:

A cover each for a sphinx and the Statue of Liberty

Statues of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, DC's Trinity.

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