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Cover Theme Game for 5/2

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!





They are all terrible comic books?

Oh, how funny. I thought for sure I was wrong about last week’s theme because it couldn’t be that simple…or could it?

I’m just going to fold right now if I have to know anyone in Superboy and the Ravers other than Superboy.

All three cover artists said, “To Hell with background, MAKE IT ALL FOREGROUND!”

Who could forget the world’s premiere superhero team, Superboy and the Ravers? They got Superboy, and umm… Dial H guy, and umm… Who the heck is Kindred Marx?

“The organiser of the galactic party known as the Rave. All members of the Ravers wore a hand stamp given to them by Kindred Marx, which allowed them with just one touch to be where the rave was, and another tap at the stamp would send them home. The stamp appeared whenever a member thought about the Rave, but it didn’t work whenever the Rave was in transit, or whenever Marx just didn’t want certain members to come.”

Wow. so Karl Kesel wrote a team based on what he thought the kids were doing these days, with their hair, and their clothes. I don’t even want to know what would happen if you pulled off their jelly bracelets.

Damn! I thought I had this one, but I can’t find a way to make the second one fit.

Anyone know who that kid with Havok and Gladiator is?

I think I got this one. Dear lord, that’s two of them! If I somehow actually get a comic book susie degrees, then know the apocalypse cometh.

Travis Pelkie

May 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

Man, it really sukcs when I kan’t get these themes.

You think you’ve got it bad, Travis. I said “comic book susie degrees” and didn’t even notice it until now. Damn you autocorrect!

Damn, I was WAY overthinking this one.

Travis Pelkie

May 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I totally noticed that, P Boz, but I didn’t want to say anything. Mostly because I think the next 6 degrees should involve a character named Susie.

I hope people got my “sukcs” post after reading the answer to this one….

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