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Cover Theme Game for 5/9

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!





Travis Pelkie

May 9, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Remember that time Hawkeye had sex with the Manticore?

No, that was really a Doombot…

Rollo Tomassi

May 10, 2012 at 6:53 am

‘Hawkeye had sex with….’ is gonna be a new Internet meme isn’t it.

Huh, I didn’t know Starfire had been in an issue of Generation X.

The Crazed Spruce

May 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

I know! I know! They all feature people who’ve had sex with each other!

No, wait, that issue where Jubilee and that cheerleader chick did the nasty was pulped in the States.

…. Yeah, I got nothin’!

Hawkeye had sex with Manticore…BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!

They’ve all been made into movies! (If you count that crappy TV movie for Generation-X.)

They all feature someone in a white-trash vest top?

Believe it or not, I think one of the comments here has actually clued me in to the solution for this one. (Make of that what you will.)

I’m the same as Eric. Realized what they had in common after some of the comments.

Yeah, after acing last week’s exam, I’m sitting this one out. Mostly ’cause I have no idea. I just can’t get over those in-line skates on the first cover.

Travis Pelkie

May 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Man, if my comment got anyone the right answer, I fear for Brian’s soul in coming up with this theme.

@Rollo: That was totally my goal, man. They should start doing that in the Avengers books, or that Cap and Hawkeye book.

Bru, (I know you’re reading :) ), I will totally start buying Cap and Hawkeye if Cap starts asking Clint every issue “didn’t you…”.

(God, I hope Bru is the one who writes that book, if he does read this.)

I just got it too!

Travis Pelkie

May 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Son of a…

Argh, I’ll never get one of these again! It makes me so mad, I want to make like Hank Pym and hit someone!

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