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Cover Theme Game for 11/28

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 you do have to know Walking Dead continuity!

NOTE: I edited the original second cover to make it clearer which character is part of the theme this week. The previous second cover had too many characters on it. Plus, I edited the first cover when someone made a guess based on Black Canary. I didn’t realize that was her. I wouldn’t have chosen a cover with her on it if I knew it was her.


They all feature someone pregnant!

Yeah, I don’t know Walking Dead. Don’t even watch the show. Actually, I don’t watch TV much in general.

Wow, if this is what I think it is then this is the darkest theme ever.

The “right” answer is not UNdark, but your guess was definitely a lot darker than the “right” answer. I’ll definitely count it, though!

But really, a hint for most future themes, if you ever need to stretch any part of your answer to make it work then it probably is not the “right” answer.

I may have to sit this one out as I know nothing about The Walking Dead. The zombie genre does nothing for me.

Daniel O' Dreams

November 30, 2012 at 3:00 am

Wow that perspective on Green Arrow is off. Is he about 30 feet tall? And shame on joker for stealing Green Goblin’s shtick.

I’ll try to word this as carefully as possible. Does something happen in the Walking Dead comics that is the opposite of what happened recently on TV?
If not I got nothing.

What was the original cover used for #1? I’m curious if I could spot Black Canary on it.

Joker #4. She is in her Dinah Lance identity, which is why I thought she was just some lady and not Black Canary in her secret identity.

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