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Cover Theme Game for 6/20

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 connections in the actual comic books (so no incidental connections like “they share the same last names of Vice Presidents,” etc. Now, if the three characters were each named Gerald Ford, that’d be another story, as that’d no longer be incidental).

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!




This one was suggested by Cully! It is a gettable one, but a very clever gettable one (well, I thought so, at least).


Travis Pelkie

June 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

I’m going back to “they’ve all had sex with Hawkeye”. I got last week’s, I’m happy.

I think the other covers would benefit greatly from having Dr. Doom in the foreground. Can we make this happen?

Given previous rulings about pictures of people not being people, does this mean that the only person on cover no. 1 is Dr Doom?

First time I’m getting it in months.

Didn’t recognize the other Psychiatrist from last weeks cover. Thanks for taking my original answer. :) I’m gonna change Travis and say they’ve all had sex with Tony Stark!

Rollo Tomassi

June 21, 2012 at 6:23 am

Ohmigosh! I finally figured one of these damn things out! I think.

Wow, I actually know this one.

I actually though of the psychiatrist angle, but there was no character I could identify as a psychiatrist on the AVengers cover. If there’s been a Dr Faustus cover… ;-)

The Avengers Logo is the same :)

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