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Cover Theme Game for 12/19

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 so gettable that I worry that it might mislead people by being TOO gettable, if that’s a thing. In addition, there’s a slight twist to the answer that is not needed for a correct guess, but it would impress me if you went the extra mile with the answer.


Do I lose nerd cred if I don’t know a damn thing about Angel?

I do know about Angel and I’m not getting the slightest idea on this. Well, sorta of one, but I’m not really sure. All I can pick out on the Angel cover are Angel and Cordelia. I think the one is Connor, and the other might be — oh, is she that electric lady from a couple of episodes?

Anyway, I don’t know! I never know these anymore!

This time we have the right pictures but the wrong date in the title.

I’m pretty certain they have not all had sex with Hawkeye so not seeing anything yet…

date correct now but still baffled.
I thought of a possible link but could only associate it with one of the 3…which isn’t much of a link

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