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Cover Theme Game for 10/23

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 amused me, but it’s definitely a bit tricky.


Each cover features two people on it! Damn, that was easy.

They’ve all got 2 people staring at each other about to face off. Duh!

Each couple on the cover has made out with each other.


Travis – I don’t think Tony’s drinking problem was that bad…

Was it in Bendis’s Avengers that people were giving Tony a hard time for dating someone who looked like Dr. Doom (which was his own description of Madame Masque)? Must have been–that’s totally a Bendis kind of conversation to have.

150… 250… 350… hmm…

Two weeks in a row now with no cover theme game?

Are we ever getting a solution to this one?

Missed this one in the week it was posted, then realized there were no new games for awhile. I knew the answer, but wasn’t sure if it was still open for submissions. Oh, well.

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