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Cover Theme Game for 2/8

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?)!” “They’ve all been cloned (who HASN’T been cloned?)!” 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. The connections will ONLY have to do with comic books (so no “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!




This one is definitely gettable. I hope to see a bunch of guesses.


My guess is the three covers depict a type of self-righteous arrogance that borders on madness. The main character on the cover is willing to do or say whatever it takes to find the worthiness,or weakness,in the other characters.

I like the first cover. “Fight for my pleasure, skanks! SuperConan is pleased, indeed!”

I never know whether to post comments about the revealed answers on the page of the the game in question, where they’d be spoilers for people who may still want to guess for their own amusement, or on the next week, where they’re kinda off-topic.

About last week’s, though: If memory serves, Nova did come to Earth during Civil War just long enough to say, “A plague on both your houses! YOU ALL SUCK!” before flying off into space again. And it always struck me that a side effect of Marvel trying to avoid made-up cities like Metropolis, especially in the early days, is that its world is really, really New York-centric.

They all have super-dicks on the cover.

They all have characters that Superman has been nekkid with?

they all have the characters either getting into a fight of the fitness or in guys case about to be the loser of the fight.

They all have 3 males on the covers.

I totally need to start saying “a fight of the fitness” in everyday conversation.

buttler: I insist we make it a meme! At least on here, like the short-lived “I’m quitting comics!” in-joke.

Incidentally, in honor of that jerk that was talking mess on Brian last week, I also vote we make a meme out of “Do you get paid to blog?”

TJCoolguy: Do you get paid to comment? You haven’t sufficiently introduced the jerk in question for people to know what you’re talking about without doing extra work. It takes more than that to compete in the blog-comment market these days. It’s a fight of the fitness out here.

I like that you added the “Who HASN’T been cloned?” line, Brian. I’d thought about that angle for a second this week and then rejected it for pretty much that reason.

While I don’t like what the guy was saying about Brian, the way it was said had a funky rhythm to it. “Do you get paid to blog? blah blah blah Do you get paid to blog?” It was that repetition of that line at the end that made it jazzy to me.

Buttler: Expertly done.

The answer has to be “Superdicks”

They all have characters staring at our hero’s crotch or ass.

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