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Cover Theme Game for 4/25

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!





Did you use that Punisher cover a few weeks back? I’ve got an idea based on the other 2 covers, but I don’t know all the characters on the Punisher one.

BTW, that was cold to Jeff Ryan in the answer to last week’s. Cold….

Punisher characters. clockwise from the top: Letha, Titania, Death Adder, the Fly/Human Fly, Firebrand, Basilisk, the Punisher.

I’m going to self-justify getting that wrong by saying it was a Project Pegasus trivia question, not a Quasar trivia question. This will keep me from sinking into the warm, welcome, beckoning void.

…like the Nth Man did in that Project Pegasus story.

Weren’t at least some of those people the Punisher is fighting killed by Scourge?

I believe they all were.

Titania was killed by Scourge — an oddly female scourge — in Thing v.1 #33. Basilisk was killed by Scourge in Fantastic Four v.1 #289. The Fly was killed by Scourge in Amazing Spider-Man v.1 #276. Death Adder was killed by Scourge in Captain America v.1 #318. Firebrand and Letha were killed as part of a massacre of over a dozen villains in Captain America v.1 #319. Scourge was killed by Scourge in Captain America v.1 #320. Scourge was killed by Bucky in Captain America v.5 #7. Skurge was killed by Hela’s minions in Thor v.1 #362. Hela’s minions were killed by Scourge in Thor v.1 #362. Your interest in all of this was killed somewhere around the sentence beginning with “Death Adder.”

besides all wolves punisher and daredevil looking like they are brandishing a weapon all three covers have a lady be held by a bad guy black widow by that thing . a bloody jublee by that one dude. and some hydra solider looking like she is falling into her comrads hands.

Thanks for the info, Omar. I’m not sure I figured anything out, but it was good to know.

Travis Pelkie

May 3, 2012 at 1:51 am

Y’know, I DID have the theme, at least, even if I didn’t have all the answers to how each cover fits in.

Probably because I didn’t think of how STUPID that first one was.

Not that the other 2 are much better.

Damn comic book writers and their “cleverness”.

So close. So close. Maybe someday I’ll actually get the whole thing again.

I dunno, Travis, for my money Black Bolt is a more egregious example than any of them.

Travis Pelkie

May 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Oh, god, I just looked up Black Bolt. Wow. That is egregious.

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