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A Month of Cover Theme Games #15

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!

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This one is also definitely gettable!

15 Comments

Wow, I even managed a guess at this one — which means there’s no excuse for not getting it. Unless I’m wrong, which is likely. I’m awful at this game.

Hmm, the trouble with this one is filtering through all the connections that are way too obvious to find the less obvious ones.

I assume the fact that they all have X-Men is too obvious.

Who’s the guy in the middle cover?

X-Men. Lots of teeth showing. I guess neither is the connection looked for.
That said, I have no clue who the people in the second cover are.

Nitzan Rotschild

January 16, 2011 at 11:04 am

The middle guy in the middle cover is Vanisher, with X-23 and Warpath behind him.

@Bob – The Vanisher. He looks very different from his original Silver Age self, I’ll say that much…

That’s the Vanisher? I thought it was Daaken. Tells you how closely I’ve been following the X-books recently.

I got it. I got it! They’re all Marvel covers with a circle on the cover. I so smart.

Steven McMullan

January 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Funny thing. I just discovered this game and breezed through the first 14 without a clue.

But #15?? Obvious.

They must be building snowmen in the undeworld, because for the first time ever, I got this one

This one is easy, especially for people that can’t read directions :p

This one is easy, especially for people that can’t read directions :p

Yeah, right? I debate whether I should even list all the people who got this one. :)

Aw man, I got it totally right, but I’m not on the list! I shall surely weep.

Daniel O' Dreams

January 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Wow I almost sent in an answer to this one, and I should have, as no one got the answer I did; Banshees Vanishers and Changelings are all Faeries. Of course the real answer works too…:-P

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