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Cover Theme Game for 7/18

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!




I’ll admit. This one is tricky. It is certainly not impossible, but I’ll be impressed if you get this one. Typically, though, when I think that they’re particularly tricky, people surprise me by doing well on them. So we’ll see if that’s true this week!

HINT: Power Girl does not factor into the theme.


OK, since PG doesn’t factor into the theme, I can make my goofy guess: Cleavage.

Power Girl, Dazzler, and Harvey Bullock. You know you love them man boobs!

How about lots of repeating elements?
“Justice League Europe” appearing twice, Two Dazzlers, Two “Dazzlers”, Two Batmen, and two DC logos.

Ever notice that when I have no idea what’s going on with the theme I come up with a comment about how weird something looks? For example there’s the Dazzler. I don’t think I ever noticed the disco ball necklace before. Out of her whole costume that’s what gets me.

Damn! When Blue Shield was included I was going to guess that each of the characters was a part of a secret US government project. No longer!

Expressive hands and whitew eyes and white teethe.

Jazz hands

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