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A Month of Cover Theme Games #30

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!


Hey! Don’t put the answer in the comments!

Oh snap, sorry I’m new to this.

My apologizes to Brian and all the CSBG reader out there.

S’all good, John.

I actually have a guess! If I get one, it was WAY too easy.

Making it trickier, I see. Pretty sneaky, Cronin.

What tha? I finally got one and you change the first comic?

What tha? I finally got one and you change the first comic?

It was throwing people off. I’ll still credit alternate answers made using the first cover.

Batman is attacking cripples now? What’s the deal with his arms?

Hey cripples are people worth attacking too. Actually that’s John-Paul Valley, aka Azrael, in the Bat suit. And Bruce is in the chair (post-Bane back breaking – but he gets better, whoops, spoiled it for you!).

Damn, missed John B’s answer…!

Ah, it just clicked for me. I love when I get one of these. It’s so rare!

So where is the answer to #28?

I think this one JUST clicked for me… if not, then I think I got an alternate one here.


Are we ever getting an answer for 30 and 31?

I have a suggestion: why don’t we all post our theories here, then vote on whose we like the best?


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