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Cover Theme Game for 1/23

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!




Last week was straightforward, but as it turns out, very difficult to guess (and I’ll certainly concede that it IS a tough theme. Just not a COMPLICATED one). So I’m just re-using last week’s theme again.

EDITED TO ADD: The key is to figure out what has not changed from the first batch of covers from last week. I even changed the third cover to make it a bit clearer.


Who is that on the third cover? Also, I knew the answer Eric got for last week and just now realized I forgot to send it in. Silly me. Ah, well. I think I probably still hold the record for most “____ had this awesome guess I hadn’t thought of” results in this game.

And I have the record for the most complaints about having no idea! I thought I had a clue last week, but now not so much.

My God, you have the worst comic book collection.

There’s a difference between having the worst comic collection and having everything, Philip.

My guess that Medusa, Crystal and Jimmy were all Soulless Gingers was wrong. :(

Dalarsco that’s Lena Luthor in the third cover.

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