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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Howard the Duck #2, from Greece also.

This comic has had a lot of translated versions:

For most of them, the translation of the speech bubble is fairly unsurprising:

And then you get the Swedish version:

According to Google Translate, that means exactly what you'd expect!

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From Norway, Rawhide Kid #39

From Spain

I like to see a cover where the translator has put in a bit of effort.  For example, with this Lebanese Flash comic, all the placards have (presumably!) been translated.

Here's the original, cover-dated February 1962.  I note that the translation is one of many where the signature of the original artists (in this case, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito) has been removed.

From Lebanon, my favorite Two-Face story

Here's the original, cover-dated February 1962.  I note that the translation is one of many where the signature of the original artists (in this case, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito) has been removed.

Peter, this cover was actually cover dated February 1969, not 1962. I don't think that student rioting had become standard on college campuses back in 1962!

Steve W said:

Peter, this cover was actually cover dated February 1969, not 1962. I don't think that student rioting had become standard on college campuses back in 1962!

Oops.  As I was typing my comments, I'd even registered a mild surprise to find Andru and Esposito doing Flash art that early, so I really shouldn't have made that mistake!

I tend to store cover images with the date as part of the filename.  This was named with the correct date, something like "Flash.196902.jpg", and I just read the final 2 as part of the year, rather than the month.  Could have been worse - at least I didn't claim it was published in 1902.

Re Jeff's Thor e i Vendicatori cover: "Le legioni del tempo impazzito" =  "The legions of time gone mad!" The source issue was Thor #243. The original title, placed in the same place, was "Turmoil in the Time-Stream!" But the Italian publisher apparently preferred a blurb on the upper left: "Can even the God of Thunder stand against the Legions of Time Gone Mad!"

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