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Cover Theme Game for 7/31

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 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?)!” “They’re all by the same artist!” (too obvious) 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 pretty gettable, but you MIGHT get thrown a bit by thinking it violates one of the rules above. It does not, though.


This is the only time I’ve ever gotten this the second I looked at the covers.

Why is X-Force girl holding her gun there?

Did Cabel also go through a ‘feral’ period? He does not have a nose there; that is what happens when you go feral, right?

She’s saying, “Hey, Liefeld! I got your big gun RIGHT HERE!”


August 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

I know it’s piling on at this point to make fun of a 90’s comic, but HOLY HELL that’s one hideous cover at the top.

What’s kind of pose is Cable supposed to be striking there?

As usual, I have absolutely no clue as to what the connection between the covers could be.

Who is that punching She-Hulk?

@ Dalarsco


Have they all had sex with the Juggernaut?

I like how Titania looks like she has giant antennae on that last cover.

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