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A Month of Cover Theme Games #22

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 gettable! Easier than yesterday’s!


Tom Fitzpatrick

January 23, 2011 at 7:18 am

I can definitely say for sure, that I’m not going to get this at all, since there’s nothing to see.

Maybe if you try relinking your covers again?

They’re all tiny boxes with a no picture logo?


I changed the first cover because a bunch of people were being thrown off by Cap’s presence on the cover, getting them to make a guess that, while, true, is way too general in the world of comic books.

Needed a little reminder, but it was quite easy.

Why does Gambit try to eat that card? There’s an antenna coming out of his knee, or what?

I still see the Punisher/Cap cover…


Pretty sure I’ve got the right answer to this one. It’s one that fits, at any rate.

I think I got this one too. I’m loving this month!

I think I got it, or at the very least an honorable mention guess.

Re: Jonathan Goldberg’s guess: Jango Fett was named for Django the spaghetti western hero, who was named for Django Reinhardt. Django the gunslinger, like Django the musician, gets his hands mangled but is still able to make his instrument/gun sing/shoot.

In Star Wars, Jango is the original copy that Boba Fett is cloned from. In spaghetti westerns, Django was a clone of the Sergio Leone movie A Fistful of Dollars, where Clint Eastwood played a character who served as the basis for Boba.

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