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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And here's another doggy flag cover.

Instead of a pirate Flag, this gang has an octopus Flag! They're probably waiting for Otto!

Steve is always getting captured, like Lois Lane.

Philip Portelli said:

Instead of a pirate Flag, this gang has an octopus Flag! They're probably waiting for Otto!

I usually suppress my inner pedant, but this isn't a flag. It's a unit guidon. In addition to the crossed swords of a cavalry unit it should have a number (as in 5th or 7th Cavalry), another number for the battalion, if so organized back then, and a letter (A, B, etc) for the company. Guidons come to either a point or a fork, and are often all red. The example in the picture is 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company B. The same 7th Cavalry is still active today.



Peter Wrexham said:

And here's another doggy flag cover.

More Mounties (and other Canadian symbols):

Donald still isn't wearing pants, even as a police officer.

The patriotic Shadow! Still fighting the war in 1947!

This am least Canadian cover ever! Take off, zed!

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