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A Month of Cover Theme Games #3

Every day this month, I’ll give you a new cover theme game! If you don’t know the game by now, it works like this: I’ll show you three covers. They all have something in common, whether it be a character, a trait all three characters share, a locale, a creator, SOMEthing. And it isn’t something obvious like “They all have prices!” “They all have logos!” “They all feature a man!” “They are all Avengers (who ISN’T?)!” “They’re all dead (who HASN’T been killed off?)!” etc.

In addition, please note that you must have some familiarity with comic book history to correctly guess these comics. You cannot guess the connective theme just by looking at the covers solely, you must have some knowledge beyond just the covers.

If you come up with an answer that works outside of what I intended, I’ll give you credit (well, provided I think it fits, of course).

One more thing – if there are floating heads on the cover, ignore them! They don’t mean anything!

If you think you know the answer, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make sure to write which number game you’re answering). Don’t answer in the comments. This way, people who check in at different times of the day can still get credit for answering it correctly! After two days, I’ll post the people who answered today’s game correctly! Here is the list of all the games, along with the answers to each one (after two days go by, of course).

Good luck and enjoy!




This one is a bit easier than yesterday’s!


All three have elements interacting with the title (stars, rocks, bullet holes, and a crossed out bullseye).

Damn, I’m stumped. I have an idea, but it’s a stretch.

Aha! I got this one. With the aid of the internets.

They all have characters on front that appear to be missing limbs.

They’re all DC. Yeesh, that was easy.

The first comic is issue #4.
Second comic is cover dated April (the 4th month!).
Third comic has 4 arms visible on the cover.

Whatta ya mean that’s not it?!?!

Stripesy is the saddest superhero ever. He’s the Ralph Malph of superheroes.

Even Wing and Sandy won’t return his calls.

Aquaman tells Stripsey jokes.

I don’t know the second cover very well, but I do believe that the other two both feature characters who changed their name or had some kind of legacy.

@Zach –

I think that applies to almost every DC character by now.

I love the Mutt’s comment. Funny stuff.

The answer should have been so obvious that I am embarrassed for myself for not knowing – still first time I felt confident enough about a guess to email it in, even if I got it wrong…

Haha, kinda got it!

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