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Cover Theme Game for 8/22

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 really tricky, but in an awesome way! It’s one of my fave recent challenges.


I’ve found *A* connection. We’ll see.

I liked your guess, Niels. Enough that I’ll use it for a future installment. It was technically right for this one, but as you noted, it could work even better if a change was made.

To keep anyone else from going with your guess, I changed the first cover.

Cool, I’ll see if I can come up with anything for the new combo (nothing yet).

I have also decided to change the second cover just to make the theme a bit easier. I decided it was too messed up of me to have 2/3 of the covers be tricky.

I haven’t read any of the New52 books, so I have no idea about DCnU Hawkman. Is he still a museum curator? Is he still even Carter Hall? Is the reincarnation stuff still valid?
And I’m shocked that Bart Allen and Lois Lane would have ANYTHING in common.

Each cover has a different DC logo.

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