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Cover Theme Game for 6/19

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!




Last week was easy, so this one is pretty damn obscure (definitely still getttable, but pretty damn obscure).


These three covers are not only open, but each has a countable subcover; thus we can say that together they define a Lindelöf space.

For a moment I was upset that I did not send in my answer for last week’s contest, and so could not win. Fortunately my answer ‘None of them has a penis’ was not the one Cronin was after, so I did not actually miss a chance to win.

So far I have nothing on this weeks.

Well, they’ve all slept with Hawkeye (assuming that’s the same Abominable Snowman) but that’s too obvious.

I’m surprised Brian hasn’t added “Who HASN’T slept with Hawkeye?” to the intro text by now.

Good gravy, I have one. I’m not sure why I know this.

Travis Pelkie

June 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm

“(assuming that’s the same Abominable Snowman)”


Thought I had this but, on further investigation, I realise my theme only fits two of them. Back to the drawing board.

Hawkeye hasn’t actually slept witht hat many characters, though. You’ve got the Black Widow (who’s slept with more people than Hawkeye!), Mockingbird, Spider-Woman, Doombot Scarlet Witch, and the Wasp, and that’s about it. Cherry is his first “non-super” girlfriend, and the only one of his lovers who hasn’t ended up in the Avengers (unless you count the robot). It’s not much compared to Natasha or Tony Stark or Matt Murdock.

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