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Cover Theme Game for 2/22

Every week 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!





Wait, is that Wong? Does he have green blood? This is the only thing I can think of right now.

Didn’t know Wong was a Vulcan did you? ;-)

All in the $.25 bin?

Can’t be this easy, but they’re all currently New Avengers. Bonus members Iron Fist and Luke Cage on Daredevil’s cover.

Hehe, there’s even a specific mention in the rules that “they’re all Avengers” isn’t ever the answer! :)

It will later be revealed that every single character pictured became who they are because of Wolverine.

All have trade dress showing that they are tie-ins to some larger “event” (I wouldn’t really put Acts of Vengeance in the same boat as the other two), so maybe it has something to do with similarities in those events.

If the ‘floating head’ of Doctor Strange counted, it could have been “They’ve all been Captain Universe”. Hell, I had to check to make sure Wong had never been Captain Universe.

I…I can’t help myself, I MUST say this one!

They’re all possible porn names, right? Wong, Titania, Iron Fist. C’mon, people!

It’d explain what’s on Baron Blood’s mouth, right?

My apologies to everyone. I’m going to hang my head in shame now.

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