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Cover Theme Game for 4/10

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 could be really easy, but maybe not. It is sort of (in a really oblique way) based on an old riddle I used to like when I was a kid. So if you were good at the riddle I am thinking about when you were younger, then you’ll likely do well with this one.


If the riddle was “Does P. Boz have a clue?” then the answer is no. Actually, just consider that a life rule.

Aside from the Red Skull, I can’t see anyone who fits the riddle of “What’s big, red and eats rocks?”

old riddle…well changeling has 4 legs in the morning but do any of them have 3 legs in the evening

Man, I was flummoxed by this one. And now it’s a week and a half later, and I STILL don’t know!

It’s starting to look like this one will remain a mystery for the ages and I will never know if my guess was correct.

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