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Cover Theme Game for 12/12

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 is not as easy as last week’s, but it is definitely gettable! Note that you should only base your guesses on Roy Rogers the COMIC BOOK character, not the real life guy.


Hmmm – shades of Quiz show, asking contestants a question they were previously asked.I re-instate my previous claims of shenanigans ;)

Wow! This is going to be the easiest week ever!

Cunning of you to toss a Roy Rogers reference into the text in an attempt to throw us off the scent, though.

This is almost TOO easy, innit? Is there a red herring I’m missing here?

The theme this week is that all three covers were used in the theme game last week! I win!

Hehe, that was definitely a funny error. Fixed now!

Mmmmm….. I have an idea but my inability to even name the GI Joe characters is tripping me up…

I think the GI Joe characters are Gung Ho(this one I’m sure on), Flint and Tunnel Rat (not as sure on these 2), and Airborne (pretty much a guess on that one.) That probably doesn’t help one iota.

That anonymous post was me. I want credit if I actually got all those Joes name’s right. :)

That’s Sneak Peek, not Airborne. Otherwise, spot on.

Whoops! My mistake. That’s Lt. Falcon, not Flint.

Except it’s Falcon, not Flint.

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