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Cover Theme Game for 11/13

I am a bit behind with all of the Top 100 Comic Book Storylines stuff, but I couldn’t let my pal Cully down. I know he was hoping for a new Cover Theme Game.

The cover theme 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 themes. You cannot guess the connective theme just by looking at the covers solely, you must have some knowledge beyond 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 easy (well, as far as these things go, of course)!


Aww! Thanks, Brian!

Now… no pressure to figure this out, right?

Disturbing erection producers.

What, them Sentinel hands is sexy.

You’re right. This was easy. Only took minimal digging since I had no idea who the Deadpool lady was.

@Travis: It’s Master Mold, of course he has sexy hands. He’s the the sexiest of all mutant-hunting evil robots.

The conclusion to be drawn here is that Ladronn should do more comics.

Re: the previous challenge.

Tony Stark is adopted now? When did that happen?

A few weeks ago. I hadn’t heard either.

Tony Stark was adopted a couple of weeks ago? You can adopt adults? I think it is time to go adopt Bill Gates and do like Gary Coleman’s parents did.

Then I need to adopt Didio and take DC away from him. Then harvest his organs.

Well, in fact you can adopt adults in the United States, no problem. But I of course I mean that it’s the latest stunning revelation that really doesn’t make much sense. I guess it was just a crazy coincidence that Tony Stark looks exactly like his adopted dad, and also happens to be a genius inventor just like his dad. It’s all nurture!

It is not really that crazy of a coincidence that Tony would look like his adoptive father. In the days of the old west there was a member of the Kent family that looked just like Clark.

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