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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The death of the heroic John Lewis prompts me to post the covers of his three-part graphic novel.

Special packaging:

A dragon flag from the mystic Northland:

A raven banner from mystic Asgard:

Flags at the UN



The NWMP/RCMP have long been a symbol of Canada. I'm not sure if "King of the Royal Mounted" is busting some criminal operation or demonstrating his dance moves:

I think I prefer green-skinned Snidely to Caucasian flesh-tone Snidely.

A post-apocalyptic Jolly Roger...

Just found, another cover with signal flags.  The flags spell out "CAPTAIN SILVER".

You may notice that the left-hand set of flags uses a different flag for the second letter A in "Captain".  The second flag (triangle in blue and white) is a "Signal Repeater" flag that means "repeat the second flag in this message", reducing the need for multiple sets of flags.

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