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Cover Theme Game for 8/15

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?)!” “They’re all mutants! (who ISN’T a mutant?)” “They’re all legacy heroes (who ISN’T a legacy hero nowadays?)!” 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 is tricky, but I have faith that there’s plenty of you folks out there with the knowledge required to get this one.


I hope you didn’t have faith in me ’cause I’m drawing straight blanks on characters outside of the first cover.

Anyone else notice how the Cover Theme Games tend to be pretty Marvel-centric?

I have an idea that works with the first two, but I don’t even know who those characters are on the last cover…

I think that the female in the third is Silverclaw. After a quick google search … the male is Haywire …

…and the hooded figure with the skeletal face is Death.

After much internet searching I at least have a threory now as to what the connection could be. Just hope its not a little to broad.

No one has gotten it so far. If you do get it right and you’re the only one, I might just let it go next week, as well, with a new cover thrown in for the first cover to make it easier (the first cover is the tricky one). Although, maybe me telling y’all that the first cover is the tricky one will suddenly lead to others getting it right! :)

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