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Cover Theme Game for 9/26

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!




I honestly don’t know how hard this one is. I know that I think this one is a cool one, but I dunno how difficult it is to guess.


Love that Impulse cover!

I own all three issues depicted in today’s challenge. Now I just need to work out what links them…

All 3 covers feature Mon-El as an invisible Phantom Zone prisoner!


I’m not very good at this.

I’ve always loved that issue of Impulse; the cover alone tells a great little story all by itself.

Question .. .Green Arrow … Impulse … what links them ….

Got it …

All three have never been in Bruce Wayne’s kitchen.

Lady Shiva…Black Canary…the Riddler…. what links them..?
Got it
All 3 have been in Bruce Wayne’s Kitchen…;-)

actually I’m seeing too many links between these covers
Question, Green Arrow and Impulse all….
Lady Shiva, Green Arrow, the riddler were all..
Lady Shiva, Black Canary, Impulse all…
Lady Shiva, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Impulse, Riddler all…

They all have three names of people that worked on the issue on the cover.

all died and became black lanterns
all wore green outfits (Lady Shiva’s original outfit was green – strange that she didn’t wear green when she called herself “Jade Canary” – maybe making a comment about working with a “blonde” caucasian calling herself “black”)
All had costumed offspring conceived outside marriage (unless the riddler ever got married)

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