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A Month of Cover Theme Games #24

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!


NINJAS! Werewolf By Night was a ninja, right? And if not, Ninja Werewolf should be made into a comic book immediately

I believe I have two answers for this one… one of them has to do with something all four of them have in common and then the second one are something that Werewolf By Night, Elektra and Wolverine have in common (which would count right?)

That would count, yes. Doesn’t have to be everybody, just has to be someone on every cover.

I’m going with “excessively hairy”: werewolf, Greek woman, Wolverine.

sgt pepper wins! :p

Elektra’s knife can’t be very sharp if it’s prodding the pillow rather than just piercing through it!

It’s funny, I was so sure about my guess that I didn’t bother to think about it after that. What’s funnier is that I got my BA in philosophy, but the theme Brian had in mind didn’t even occur to me. Of course, that may be partly because it never occurred to me that the generic-looking dude on the Elektra cover might have a name.

GAH! This is the one where I was supposed to guess they all had names from LOST – Jack, Locke and James.

Right or wrong, I’m going to go kick myself now.

Yeah, I’m loving this month of puzzles, but that’s kind of ridiculous to expect us to figure out who that guy was from that picture.

All will be forgiven, Cronin, if you’ll give me credit for any one of my dozen or so guesses that have been shot down so far.

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