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Cover Theme Game for 5/8

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!





Okay, this one is definitely tricky.

As for last week, no one got last week’s game (Eric Henry had a good alternate theme involving duplicates, two Element people, two Starmen, etc.), so here it is again…




I think this one is easier than the new one, but watch you all know the new one and not this one.


1- they’re all Avengers;
2- they’re all legacy heroes.


So my duplicate characters theme wasn’t right? Damn, then I got nothing.

Who is that gentleman with the roots sprouting from his jaw and wrist?

Man, I completely missed that the 5/1 game had even been posted. Glad to get a crack at it.

The first problem with the 5/1 game was that posts appear on CSBG in date sequence, Brian dates items for when they should have been done and all the hard work on the Greatest stories ever told meant that Brian was understandably significantly behind schedule. Consequently, I only spotted it by looking at the second page.

the second problem with the 5/1 game is I’m completely stumped by it…have they all been in Bruce Wayne’s kitchen?

Glad to have finally gotten one but I’m shocked that I didn’t have to rely on my ‘extra’ answer.

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