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Cover Theme Game for 11/14

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!




This one is pretty gettable, but not as easy as last week.


I thought I had it after the first two, and then I got Archie’d…

Daniel O' Dreams

November 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Is one of those creature faces on the JSA All Stars cover the Godzilla from the movie with Matthew Broderick?

I suppose “they’ve all had sex with Hawkeye” is too obvious an answer?

Cannonball would like to forget that night ever happened.

I know they were villains and all but surely the Hellions deserve better than being all tossed in a single grave.

I’m mostly stumped by the question on that New Warriors cover. Who DOES mourn the Hellions? Anyone?

Emma Frost mourned the Hellions, didn’t she?

@Brian: He wasn’t blastin’, so he was very very vulnerable that night.

Emma’s not the mourning type. It’s not in her wardrobe.

Well, now I wanna know what you were going for, Brian. But Charlie’s theme is pretty good.

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