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Cover Theme Game for 2/1

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. However, starting this week, the connections will ONLY have to do with comic books (so no more “they share the same last names of Vice Presidents,” etc.).

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! Same thing with corner boxes!

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!

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This one is not EASY, but it is gettable.

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My submitted answer has me thinking that might not be it, just because it seems SO obvious that I must be missing something.

As noted in the piece, from now on the answers only tie in to comics. So no stuff like “they all share the names of ships, Presidents, dances, etc.”

Wow, that’s a big change! It does narrow things down, though.

Wow, that’s a big change! It does narrow things down, though.

Yeah, while I definitely get a kick out of making connections like that, it also eventually leads to people getting sooooooooooo far off course that I figured it wasn’t fair to everybody, especially when last week’s theme was actually very straightforward.

I really had no idea last week (I’m not too strong on X-Men lore), but I may have been thrown off by the allusion to it being a particularly clever connection. I thought, “Man, if this one’s more clever than usual, it’s going to be REALLY hard.”

I really had no idea last week (I’m not too strong on X-Men lore), but I may have been thrown off by the allusion to it being a particularly clever connection. I thought, “Man, if this one’s more clever than usual, it’s going to be REALLY hard.”

It was clever in the sense that it is something that, while true, never really occurs to people. I’ll be using it again in the future! I’ll try to see if I can have less X-Men involved in it. ;)

Stingray was throwing people off, so I switched the first cover.

Understandable. Everyone goes wild for Stingray.

Come on! Born on Long Island? In what continuity? I am sure that is false in most current retcons!

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