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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So there was a Captain China, once:

So Captain China was "the world's greatest communist super hero"?  Here are five more contenders for that title.  From left to right: Bolshoi, Sickle, Hammer, Molotov and Pravda.

The Flag, the Capitol Building and an Eagle! How patriotic can a Princess get??

Wonder Woman's pose on that cover looks kinda familiar...

The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) are pretty important, too.

And Uncle Sam, but not the one at Quality Comics:

These patriotic national flags are all very well, but you know who else has a cool flag?


From 1964

You know what the Legion has that most super-hero groups don't (besides flight rings, time bubbles and a pet division)?

Their own Flag!

Oh, look!  The Legion flag features one of the mysterious ringed planets we saw so much of last month.  Also a crescent moon.

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