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 cricket from me - it's England's national sport don'tcha know!

Yes, it's a classic. We just recently watched the 1951 movie adaptation starring genuine war hero Audie Murphy as the main character, who runs from battle before he turns heroic.

Peter Wrexham said:

Two comic adaptations of what I understand to be a classic American novel, both showing the US flag.

The Marvel Comics version:

A Portugese version, showing a certain amount of confusion about the author's name:

Here are the two covers that Classics Illustrated used. Both have flags.

Richard Willis said:

We just recently watched the 1951 movie adaptation starring genuine war hero Audie Murphy as the main character, who runs from battle before he turns heroic.

As I've just discovered, the film has its own comics adaptation (which conveniently also shows the flag).

The first Mountie cover in this post brings Charlie Chan to Canada, for double the ethnic stereotyping. In the second, our Mountie appears to have teamed up with a ballerina or circus performer... Or perhaps she just fell from the sky, because that's an odd position if she's falling of the horse.

Sorry, I'm not following this thread as closely as I once did.

If someone else has already posted this one, I apologize. 

No, Jeff, that one hasn't been posted yet. Here's another Superman.

Here's a couple of examples of Japanese military flags.

Following on from the Japanese military flag, here's the modern Japanese national flag.  This cover is just one of the flag covers used in the Planet DC event of 2000, which I hope to use as a way of easing us in to next month's "Foreign locations" theme.

we’ve seen this cover before; just not this comic.

USAvengers! With... Captain Britain:

Continuing with the "Planet DC" flag covers, the 2000 Batgirl Annual features the flag of India.

And while we're dealing with Indian flags, this wraparound cover from Grant Morrison's 18 Days shows something like a flag, and it's published by Graphic India (though, admittedly, they seem to be a Singapore company).

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