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Cover Theme Game for 2/13

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!




Cully suggested this week’s theme. I dunno how tricky I would deem it.


So can I get this one if my only experience with Youngblood is Linkara’s review of #1? :)

Ahhhhh! The third cover!! It burns the retinas!!!

Wow, two people on that god-awful Youngblood actually have feet!

Yeah, if you can really call them feet.

Charlie-27’s rock throwing looks odd.. Maybe the gravity is lighter where they are..

I don’t know the answer, but I sure did love those first two issues.

Oh yeah, those first two are great. Somehow I never caught up with the third.

I don’t really know anything about Youngblood and I’m currently weighing the pros and cons of actually finding anything out.

I think I’ve got this.

Or I’ve just flown off on a really weird tangent.

The first cover stirs up feelings of nostalgia. It was not only my first encounter with ambush bug but also my first encounter with the Legion (sort of…) since then I’ve got all of the Bug’s series and a lot of Legion back issues as well as the later issue.

The third cover stirs up feelings of nausea….I think it triggered off my Liefeld allergy…

The best part is the Youngblood cover has two characters that fit the theme, Psi-Fire works too.

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