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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In addition to the flaming flag, there is Philadelphia's Independence Hall where the first Congress voted for the Declaration of Independence.

Flags flying around a jousting tournament.

I don't think we've seen She-Hulk this month. Have we ever seen Starfox in this thread?

One of the most classic Flag covers!

They went international in the 80s:

On this Cosmo The Merry Martian variant cover of Archie #655, we have Archie, Betty and Jughead floating above a seemingly warlike Cosmo (though still merry) waving a Martian flag.


Today is le quatorze juillet, Bastille Day.  Time for some French patriotic symbols.

Le Tricolore, adopted as the national flag at the time of the French Revolution.

La Croix de Lorraine, used as a symbol of the Free French forces during the Second World War.

Jeanne d'Arc, one of the patron saints of France, declared a national symbol by Napoleon Bonaparte.

It's also my fifth wedding anniversary.  Getting married on Bastille Day has at least made it easy to remember the date!

An early Flag from the Revolutionary War held by Tomahawk!

See page 832, July 2.

Philip Portelli said:

An early Flag from the Revolutionary War held by Tomahawk!

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