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 flags of other nationalities are fair game too...

An ANTIFA cover:

Dave Palmer said:

A different "under two flags".  On the Commando cover, the flags shown are those of Britain and (wartime) Italy, while the Ouida title refers to the flags of (I think) Britain and France.

Some Golden Age classics!

"A flag for Joey!"

and this may not be a flag but it sure is a symbol of patriotism in the USA

And in Britain, nothing is quite so patriotic as a game of cricket! The sound of willow on leather, etc...

Disney does the Spirit of '76 in '39:

And recreates the image IRL for the American bicentennial:

Two fireworks covers from Harvey for July 4th

Here's a set of patriotic symbols (Major Victory, Silent Majority, Lady Liberty and Sparkler), collectively the Force of July..

On this cover from 1989 we have a Disney invocation of the Spirit of '76 with a different line-up

(Is there some metatextual commentary in the fact that the drummer is either Goofy or Dopey?)

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