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Cover Theme Game for 7/11

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!




NOTE: I first had a Gambit cover with Rogue also on it. It occurred to me that Rogue fits into so many different themes that I should take her off so as to not mislead folks.


Woo! I’m totally acing these things. Well, not this week’s. Maybe I’ll come up with something.

On another note: I went through the long boxes recently and noticed several issues of Gambit in there. I’m not really sure what to say about that…

Another another note: I can’t get over that Wonder Woman cover. It looks like the Flash has been turned in to a pasta zombie and Wonder Woman’s just really embarassed by this.

I love that Wonder Woman cover :D It’s more like WW is pissed off that someone would there try and snipe her, and Flash is like ‘Oh, no, they didn’t! Someone’s in for a world of pain’.

The Bolland Flash looks like he’s turned into a zombie and is about to eat some braaiinnns.

Rollo Tomassi

July 12, 2012 at 5:55 am

Who’s that fella behind Wonder Woman? According to DC comics he doesn’t exist anymore.

The Crazed Spruce

July 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

Holy crap, I think I know this one!

Pasta Zombie is correct!

Not really feeling that Gambit-face.

Gambit looks emaciated

I’ve got it! Apart from Wonder Woman, Flash and Gambit, they were all born in Ohio!

Hmm… Might need to think this one through a bit more.

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