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.
Ok, it's not a comic cover and it does not have a statue on it, but this is a 1972 vinyl album, released by English blues group The Groundhogs, called "Who Will Save The World? The Mighty Groundhogs". The cover was drawn by Neil Adams and seems eerily prescient, given the latest shock news from the UK government this evening that the population of Britain is to go into 'Lockdown' for at least 3 weeks. I came across it because today is the birthday of the founder of The Groundhogs, so Happy Birthday Tony McPhee.
We don't pull out Mandrake very often in this thread. While his cover's chaos supposedly reflects some kind of magical hypnotic state w/bonus spacemen--
--Sad Sack's just puzzles me. Was he sitting on the edge of the railing when the crowd rushed to see the Statue of Liberty? Did he jump to get away from them? Did they lift him bodily and heave-ho him? His position, relative to the boat, just doesn't make sense to me if he got knocked over the railing, which is the implication.