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Cover Theme Game for 4/18

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!





No guess, but it’s funny the way Iron Man’s armor looks like torn cloth.

They…They’re all…covers?

Man, that’s a sweet Iron Man cover. I’ve never seen that before.

To answer your question from the archives; the Silver Age Hawkman (along with his wife, also a police officer) was sent here from Thanagar to capture an escaped Thangarian criminal before he destroyed Earth, and maybe eventually, Thanagar. They then got assigned here to “observe” the planet.

A bit of a stretch to say he came here to find a way to save Thanagar, but it’s your call.

I’m going to feel really bad if Quasar instead of Sersi is the person from the third cover, and I don’t get it.

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