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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I was considering this one but was put off by the fact that they didn't show the Flashs on the bench as actual empty uniforms.

JD DeLuzio said:

Here's one with "Empty Uniforms" on the cover:

Perhaps not technically empty, but it certainly looks empty.

Actually, there seems to be something strange (if you'll pardon the pun) with the depiction of the invisible raider's uniform.  You can see the inside of the right sleeve through the invisible arm, but not the inside of the trunks or boots through the invisible legs.

Action #371 - Curt Swan cover.

We've seen versions of this image many times at this site:

This one is burned into my memory as Adam Strange brings the empty uniforms back with him to Earth in the next issue!

This one's a bit of a stretch:

"Superboy's Lost Costume"?  What, again?  Goodness, but the kid was careless with it!

Let’s make that three “empty” Superboy costumes

I've been looking at the "Superboy's Lost Costume" cover that I posted, and wondering why the poses of the three people in the background seemed familiar. 

It's just come to me - they're Morris Dancers, aren't they?

(Apologies to non-Brits who haven't the remotest idea what I'm talking about)

I think that The Flash appears in more 'empty costume' covers than anyone else.  Carmine Infantino always seemed to enjoy drawing an uninhabited costume.

Here's a revolting little example:

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