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Cover Theme Game for 1/11

Every Wednesday you’ll get a brand-new comic cover theme game! The game 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 connection between all three characters, 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. 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!

Here is an archive of all the past cover theme games, plus their answers. Before each new installment, I’ll post the answers to the previous week’s game.

Good luck and enjoy!

#1

#2

#3

I can never gauge how tough these things are. I think that this is a tough one, but we shall see, right? It is tough enough that I think that we’ll see some interesting alternate answers. I’ll make next week’s easier, promise!

14 Comments

randypan the goatboy

January 12, 2012 at 3:49 am

I have no idea who the guy on the Alpha Flight cover is… But based on Supreme and The Marvels I would say that they are all derivitive of Superman[ but arent they all?] I know that DC sued the ass off of Captain marvel during the Golden Age because they seen him as a carbon copy of their golden goose Superman. Supreme is an attempt by Rob Liefeild to reinvent the wheel. Im sure Mr. Liefeild was thinking that no one would ever figure out that Supreme was a paint by numbers clone of the man of steel…Isnt it amazing how often that happens to Rob? In fact I was talking to Rob liefeild at a convention over the summer and he was telling me about his new character… ayoung teenage boy is on a field trip to a science museum when he is bitten by a radioactive spi…no a cockroach. His name is the Awesome roach man. he has all the powers of a regular cockroach..but the drawback is when someone turns on the light he flips out and has to hide under a refrigerator…

My guess is the covers all show legacy characters, second or third iterations of the originals.

Wow, you’re a dick. I can understand why you wouldn’t like his art but people who personally dislike him like you do I’ll never understand. He wasn’t the first guy to do this sort of thing, and whenever he does it, it’s as an homage because he himself is a huge fan of the character. Oh, and your joke is lame.

The guy on the Alpha Flight cover is Madison Jeffries, facing his Box armor.

I know! They’re all covers I’ve never seen before. Wait…I was supposed to email this…

Rabbits. All three issues had rabbits/bunnies in them. That’s as good a guess as I can give.

Wow… not a guess, but an observation. Two of the covers have the figures’ feet obscured. The only one that actually shows feet is Liefield’s. Doesn’t he usually do all he can to avoid drawing feet, or am I thinking of some other artist?

Yup, it’s him. Dang, that’s funny.

the liefeld cover shows just WHY he tries to avoid drawing feet. Notice how one of Supreme’s feet is pointing BACKWARDS, and the other looks like a floppy slipper with no foot in it? yeah.

This one’s just killing me. The only connections I can think of are really not all that uncommon.

This one’s just killing me. The only connections I can think of are really not all that uncommon.

Yeah, this one is probably tougher than I figured. But I never seem to know WHAT people will find hard or easy, ya know?

I guess the head of the person in one of the answers isn’t technically “floating,” even if it’s used in exactly the same way that floating heads usually are on covers.

But yeah, this answer never even occurred to me, partly because I’d never heard of the middle one of the non-comics references.

I guess the head of the person in one of the answers isn’t technically “floating,” even if it’s used in exactly the same way that floating heads usually are on covers.

Fair point. I’ll make a point to avoid that in the future.

So . . . what was the answer? I’m guessing it wasn’t “bunnies.”

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