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Cover Theme Game for 9/12

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!




Another fairly simple one, as far as these things go, that is. Not as easy as last week’s, but up there!

HINT: The Phantom Stranger does not matter at all! Feel free to ignore his presence.


Dang, last week’s WAS easy. I should have known!!!

I totally used to know stuff about comics, but I just don’t know anything any more. Plus, I think I fried my brains reading these new DC zero issues. Some of them are SO bad!!!

The Crazed Spruce

September 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

After reading last week’s results, I can’t help but wonder if you received my email. ‘Cause I’m sure I sent you the alternate solution, but didn’t get credit.

Who is the metal mohawk guy?

The Crazed Spruce

September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

Who is the metal mohawk guy?

That’s Silver Sword, a semi-villain from the Superboy comic (the one about Conner Kent, but before he took that name, and while he was living in Hawaii.)

The Crazed Spruce

September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

And hey, I finally got “blockquotes” to work! Woo-hoo! :)

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