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Cover Theme Game for 11/21

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!




No one guessed my exact theme last week, so I made this week’s theme a lot easier!


I loved The Strangers! It was my favourite Malibu title.

Unfortunately, I’ve never read any of the other two titles on display, so this week could prove tricky.

Powers is really good. You should give it a shot! Wetworks is, well, not as good. ;)

Wetworks is extremely nineties, but I always enjoyed the characters–there was a real long-term arc to the series.

Also, golly, I do believe I have the answer!

Wow, except for the Powers team, I have no idea who any of these characters are! That’s kind of exciting.

Based on Powers I could make a couple of guesses, not a clue about Wet Works or The Strangers.

Yeah, I’ve never read any of these. Ain’t likely to happen any time soon considering my brokeness.

Did they all have sex with monkeys?

Otherwise, I have no friggin’ clue.

I thought Wetworks was okay. Fairly typical early Image (and not created by Liebfeld so not terrible)
Powers is much better and well worth reading (one of the 20 series I wanted to include in my favourite runs but didn’t have the space for)

Thought this was the easiest one so far, though I had read all 3 series
(I didn’t try last week because I’ve never read Archie)

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