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Cover Theme Game for 12/4

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!

No one guessed last week’s correctly (G.M. Spectre gave a nice guess, but it involved the Fantastic Four and they’re not eligible vis a vis the “Floating heads” rule). So I figured I’d just do last week’s again, only I’ll add in a FOURTH cover that fits the theme…





Like I said last week, this theme is kind of silly, but I personally love it!

Hmmm…I see that in the past when I’ve done this, I still included a brand-new theme, as well, so fair enough, here’s this week’s theme on top of last week’s unanswered theme…




Ooooh…I like this one, too. However, there are so many notable characters on the above covers that I’ll narrow it down a bit so as to not tie in too many other possible themes. So let me note that Animal Man is not involved in the theme. Nor is the Creeper.


Man, I still don’t know what the Puck the theme is.

So I just figured out last week’s theme. You’re right. It is silly.

so… the theme that Animal Man, Dolphin and Cave Carson were part of the forgotten heroes is out

I wish I knew Legion history better. I think I have the theme cross referencing the other three covers but have no clue which character on the Legion cover fits.

so… the theme that Animal Man, Dolphin and Cave Carson were part of the forgotten heroes is out

Yeah, that was the main reason I eliminated Animal Man.

And…Forgotten Heroes was all I had in this week’s covers. Back to the drawing board…

And Forgotten Heroes was what I had submitted. I need to read the fine print next time…

Ditto. For something I read ‘Aquaman’, not ‘Animal Man’ as being the one not involved. And my second solution won’t work because the Creeper is not involved.

back to the drawing board.

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