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A Month of Cover Theme Games #25

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!


Oh, man, a Cerebus issue! Rock!

Now I just need to figure out what the significance is…

Got this one. Kind of easy, though I admit to having to do a small bit of independent research to confirm my guess.

I’m going to say this just because I know for a fact it’s not correct:

At first I was thinking that the theme was people who die in the very next issue, which works wonderfully for the first two but not at all for the third, because there was no next issue and both characters are very much alive.

and both characters are very much alive.

Give it time…

I assume this is too broad (which is why I’m writing it here), but Cerebus, Wolverine, and the Sub-Mariner are each known by a real name that is only a first name: Cerebus, Logan, and Namor.

This one hurts, because I should know it, given that Cerebus is my favorite series ever. But I don’t know the tie in with the other 2 books!!! Argh!!!

If I was an egomaniac, I’d think Cronin did this to me on purpose…

That might have sorta worked at one time, Third Man, but I think you’d run into trouble since Logan isn’t Wolverine’s real name and Namor’s last name is MacKenzie (sp?).

The thing the cover games have taught me is that I knew Wolverine was on a lot of comic covers, only I didn’t quite realize how many. He’s been on so many of these covers!

Tom Fitzpatrick

January 26, 2011 at 6:24 am

“If I was an egomaniac, I’d think Cronin did this to me on purpose…”

@ Travis Pelkie: He did … and we’re ALL out to get you! ;-)

Also, I don’t think that’s Logan on the Dark Wolverine cover. I think that’s his kid wearing daddy’s clothes.

I have totally lost my cover-game mojo – another day, another blank. A DC-only cover game might help me Brian, hint hint…

Oh, this one is hurting! I’ve had one odd idea but I’m not sure how one of the covers fits into it. I keep coming up with things that fit 2 out of the 3 covers, but I can’t make them all fit! Augh!

@Tom, I KNOW that YOU’RE out to get me. I just didn’t think Brian was :)

@Third Man and Andy: Also, that is Daken Akihiro on the cover of the Wolverine issue and Cerebus doesn’t appear on that cover.

Cerebus and Namor both have pointy ears, but I don’t think that’s it.

Ahhh! I just read the answer! That WAS so easy! Dang it!

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