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Cover Theme Game for 6/26

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 is interesting. It deals with a theme that is actually quite common (too common to really count as a theme), but not in the specific way that it is applied in this instance. I know that sounds like gobbledy gook, but it will make sense once you figure out the theme (and I bet a bunch of you will).


Each of these covers was hand-crafted, and their eiderdown stuffing ensures that they’ll keep you toasty warm on those cold winter nights.

Dammit, Omar!

You’re supposed to E-MAIL them! Now you’ve ruined it for EVERYBODY!

I wanted to say that all the characters have been screwed over in the New 52 in one way or the other but Starman hasn’t even appeared there (unless you count that as a screwing over of course, lol) so that can’t be it.

I’d say being left out of the New 52 is the best possible fate for a DC character. Just lay low till a new regime comes in.

This one features both Starman and the Titans so it should be right up my alley, but (as yet) the only themes that are presenting themselves are too broad and general.

Is it just me, or does Jack look much more like Bruce Campbell than usual on that Starman cover?

I never understood the colouring choice on that Starman cover. Poor Jack looks badly sunburned.

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