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A Month of Cover Theme Games #23

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 very gettable! Probably easier than yesterday’s!


Is that KGBeast on the Robin cover?

I got it!!! Took me a tiny bit of remembering and research, but I know it…

While confirming my guess, I realized that I had the Blood Brothers, Gog and Magog, and the Bi-Beast all kind of mixed up in my head. I guess I’m getting old.

It’s like when I realized recently that I had the Marvel villains Griffin and Manticore mixed up. But in my defense, Griffin really does look much more like a manticore than like a griffin. I don’t know what the heck Manticore looks like — some kind of rat bear thing with a dude’s face.

Yes, I got one!

Yeah, that’s KGBeast. My gut feeling is that this one has to do with the villains. But I don’t know who the non-Wolverine guy is or who the giant arm is. Is there a source on the internet that gives issue summaries for any super-hero book?

BTW, the thing I am learning most from this month of covers is that I much prefer covers from the 70’s and 80’s to anything else. I feel like I want to know what happens in the bottom two books (though Robin III is probably mid-90’s) but I don’t give a crap about the moody Wolverine book.

I think the real villain on that Wolverine cover is a profound misunderstanding of human anatomy.

@Da Fug, that’s Nitro on the Wolverine cover

Is Nitro meant to look like a head floating on a sheet?

@Dominic — remember, floating heads don’t count.

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