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Cover Theme Game for 10/10

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!

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I was talking to a guy at the comic store today and it inspired me to come up with today’s extremely straightforward (although, as always, not exactly easy) theme.

5 Comments

Ooo, I know who exactly one of these people is! (If anyone knows who he is, that is.) This should be fun!

You know how they say if you mix 5 gallons of ice cream and 5 gallons of manure, you get 10 gallons of manure?

Or else it’s a shit sandwich with a Joe Kubert tasty middle, I’m not sure.

No, Brian. No. I refuse to know anything about any of these comics except the second one.

I think I’ve worked this one out.

I should be ashamed of myself.

Oh, schiesse, I wish I’d gotten this one.

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