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 will third (is that a thing?) Philip’s motion.


All the very best to you, Steve and Mandy!  Captain Midnight salutes you both!

And well done on the date you picked for the wedding.  It must have been a relief to you that the most stringent of the lockdown measures had been eased in time for the anniversary get-together.  Excellent planning on your part!

My own anniversary is later in the month, but we're nowhere near our fortieth.  Although we've been a couple since the early eighties, we didn't get around to marrying until 2015!

"And well done on the date you picked for the wedding."

Well, my dad and granddad wouldn't agree with you! We married on 5th July 1980, which happened to be the date of the Wimbledon men's tennis final - a historic match between Borg & McEnroe, which Borg finally won 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 - a 4 hour match which is often claimed to be Wimbledon's finest final. My dad and granddad disappeared to a hotel room with a TV and we didn't see them all afternoon!

Enough personal stuff -on with the flags...

I just realized that my parents were married on July 5, 1947!

Steve W said:

"And well done on the date you picked for the wedding."


This comic went on sale July 2, 1941, five months before Pearl Harbor

An Angel & Faith cover (but starring Clem and Harmony instead of the title characters).  They're in England, hence the Union Jack flag and ten pound note.

If you smell what the Rock is cooking!

I saw a similar cover from, I think, Charlton. There's a reason soldiers wear drab or camouflage colors in the 20th and 21st centuries and don't carry flags. Also, the master sergeant stripes on Rock's helmet make a tempting bullseye.

Philip Portelli said:

If you smell what the Rock is cooking!

An important patriotic symbol in the U.S. The Liberty Bell.

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