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Quick Cover Theme Game for 1/12

Here’s a quick one that I just thought up, so here you go – there is a connective theme going on in these comic covers (could be something about the setting, could be something about the creators, could be a trait some characters on the cover share, could be a lot of things). You have to have some comic book knowledge to get the answer (in other words, it can’t be something you can tell just by the cover, like “they all feature blond people!” – you have to have some additional knowledge), and said knowledge isn’t as general as “they’ve all been married” (now if it was “they’ve all been married and their wife/husband turned into a supervillain,” THEN we’re talking!). This was a quick one, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there was more than one possible theme, but only one that I’m thinking of! :)

Good luck!


Is it somewhat shakey anatomy?

No pupils in the eyes of background characters.

or as they used to say in Pogo’s “Li’l Arf & Nonnie,” “blankety” eyeballs. (And it sure made it tough to walk around.)

Tom Fitzpatrick

January 13, 2009 at 4:13 am

There’s superheroes fighting villains in each of the books. ;-)

There is a woman trying to break up a fight in each instance?

Someone gets punched. OR All is not what it seems.

No, wait! Both!

I’ve never read the Justice League one and I’m not familiar with the character, but the other two feature at least two characters that have been mind controlled in the past (Polaris and Doc Samson on one and Skids and Rusty on the other one).

True, Matt, but what superhero has never been mind controlled?

In the Emperor Doom OGN, the entire Marvel Universe (more or less) was mind controlled! :)

So the theme is a bit more specific than that.

I recognize a couple characters in the Justice League Quarterly (is that the Jewish mystic from Ostrander’s Suicide Squad & Spectre?), but not many, so this is a guess:

All 3 have super-heroes who use their real names (Doc Samson, Rusty Collins) instead of codenames.

All three feature characters who have been tricked into fighting their allies?

Matthew Johnson

January 13, 2009 at 7:21 am

Do all three feature Jewish characters? There’s Leonard Samson, Seraph from the Global Guardians, and… hmm… I’m too lazy to Wiki X-Factor and see if any of those characters are Jewish.

I don’t know who is actually on the cover for the Global Gaurdians but if the flying lady is Owlwomen they all feature characters who are Okies. Rusty and Doc Sampson are both from Tulsa.

Yay, jayberry!

I didn’t know that, and I live in Tulsa!

Glad someone got it, I was starting to make some pretty weird guesses.

Man, Brian, these ones where you make the theme “all these feature characters from one city” it’s crazy hard. Kudos on the absurdly specific and obscure knowledge.

And today I learned that people from Tulsa are “Okies”…

What’s the singular?

Just drop the S!

I was going to say guest stars with the same hair color as the series regular (Polaris and Doc Samson, Rusty and Jean Gray, although the JLA book may not fit, I don’t know).

I just want to make it known that I miss the line “They all feature a man!”

I don’t even know why.

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