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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Oct 2016 1/1 Letter A 19 228
Dec 2016 20/1 Letter B 17 207
Jan 2017 37/4 Letter C 18 214
Feb 2017 55/2 Letter D 17 208
Mar 2017 72/6 Letter E 15 178
Apr 2017 87/4 Letter F 15 184
May 2017 102/8 Letter G 13 157
Jun 2017 115/9 Letter H 16 195
Jul 2017 131/12 Letter I 12 133
Aug 2017 143/1 Letter J 16 194
Sep 2017 159/3 Letter K 19 237
Oct 2017 178/12 Letter L 24 285
Nov 2017 202/9 Letter M 24 280
Dec 2017 226/1 Letter N 19 236
Jan 2018 245/9 Letter O 21 245
Feb 2018 266/7 Letter P 25 295
Mar 2018 291/2 Letters Q & R 20 243
Apr 2018 311/5 Letter S 22 270
May 2018 333/11 Superman’s 80th anniversary 21 250
Jun 2018 354/9 Letter T 21 250
Jul 2018 375/7 Letter U 17 207
Aug 2018 392/10 Letter V 19 228
Sep 2018 411/10 Letter W 20 233
Oct 2018 431/3 Letter X 15 180
Nov 2018 446/3 Letter Y 13 156
Dec 2018 459/3 Letter Z 13 156
Jan 2019 472/3 Person being carried 16 190
Feb 2019 488/1 Real people 17 214
Mar 2019 505/11 Homages/parodies 19 224
Apr 2019 524/7 Green-skinned people 17 207
May 2019 541/10 Wanted posters 17 201
Jun 2019 558/7 Boxing rings 15 180
Jul 2019 573/7 Empty uniforms 15 177
Aug 2019 588/4 Beaches 25 297
Sep 2019 613/1 Apes 28 340
Oct 2019 641/5 Haunted houses/graves 21 250
Nov 2019 662/3 Motor bikes 21 254
Dec 2019 683/5 Foreign language covers 17 209
Jan 2020 700/10 Playing cards/tabletop games 23 275
Feb 2020 723/9 Valentines and Cupids 22 259
Mar 2020 745/4 Statues 21 256
Apr 2020 766/8 Elephants 22 263
May 2020 788/7 Heroes & villains cooperating 17 198
Jun 2020 805/1 The Moon 26 322
Jul 2020 831/11 Flags & patriotic symbols 18 215
Aug 2020 849/10 Foreign locations (non-US) 20 233
Sep 2020 869/3 MST3K (with commentary) 24 292
Oct 2020 893/7 Vampires and Werewolves 20 245
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Again, I assume there are classrooms in the vicinity.

"There is also probably an issue on one of those signs, somewhere."

NOTE to JD: The students are protesting a building, designated to be turned into a alumni center, which they would prefer be made into housing for low-income students.

Before Josie formed the Pussycats and travelled the world (and outer space), she originally was a high school student! 

Welcome Back Kotter was a short lived DC TV Comic based upon the Gabe Kaplan series about a man who returns to the high school he graduated from as a teacher to help those in need. The two distinctions the comic had over the show were no budget worries so they could pull off more outlandish story lines and Vinnie Barbarino stayed through the whole series while actor John Travolta left the show before the final season.

While not every cover of the ten issue run depicted the high school itself, here's the very first, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

An early Superboy.

Richard Willis said:

I think the comics companies realized that their target audience really didn't want to see classrooms on comic covers.

That is certainly true in my case. I can honestly and proudly say that I never bought an Archie comic as a a kid (not that there's anything wrong with that). I was certainly aware of Archie, from Saturday morning cartoons to Sunday funnies to trips to the dentist's office to visits with my female cousins; I just never considered them to be "real" comics. Superboy, OTOH, is certainly "real," but I'm not as familiar with his series (little of the non-LSH material has been archived). Some of the choices above, however, put me in mind of a series I did read (earlier this year, as a matter of record),  what I could of it (i.e., what has been reprinted by Fantagraphics): Our Gang by Walt Kelly.

this could be an alien classroom

Apparently Archie Andrews' "problems" started long before high school, but how can you have the same principal and primary teacher in elementary school?

The earliest Little Archie school based cover I could find (because the title apparently spun out of their Giant Series), courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

Pretty sure this battle took place in Emma Frost's school! 

These kids are on their way to school, that's "close enough for government work", as the saying goes.  The story is set in Japan's rural far north, and the school and its student body are so small that all of the grades study  in the same room and have the same teacher  The girl on the right is from Tokyo.  (Think sort of like a kid from New York City moving to rural Alaska.)

I always assumed that the "Little Archie" took place in an aternate timeline to the regular ones.

Lee Houston, Junior said:

Apparently Archie Andrews' "problems" started long before high school, but how can you have the same principal and primary teacher in elementary school?

The earliest Little Archie school based cover I could find (because the title apparently spun out of their Giant Series), courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

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