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Cover Theme Game for 9/5

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, a trait all three creators share, 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!




Like last week, as far as these things go, this one is pretty easy. Four people got last week’s, I expect more than four this week!


The Crazed Spruce

September 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Holy crap, I think I got this one!

I think I have this one too, or I’m close to the answer. I never figure these out.

I’ve got an answer, but I’m not sure if it’s the one Brian’s got in mind.

Now I feel dumb for not having an answer. I used to be smart, I swear!

BTW, who drew that Quicksilver cover? It’s pretty nice.

I…think I have this! I thought I’d never say that again…

By the way, there is a variation of the correct answer that I’ve gotten from a couple of people so far that I am accepting (as it is close enough to the correct answer), but there is a much more specific version of the answer that only buttler’s gotten so far.

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