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Cover Theme Game for 12/18

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 really, really difficult. It’s also tenuously Christmas-related (EXTREMELY tenuously).

EDITED TO ADD: I’ll give you a hint on the first cover. It does not involve Infinity Inc., Justice League or Outsiders characters.


Man I think I may know this one. For once my Malibu Obsession has paid off! BTW I wish Marvel could bring those characters back, even if it was for a guest appearance dang it.

So about that first cover…I mean…

I want a week with three George Perez covers, with like 300 people each, and the answer is they’re all George Perez covers.

Ooo, I have no idea who the people on those last two covers are. Exciting!

Sadly we won’t get the Perez covers, that’s one of the things Brian says at the top that won’t happen. :(

2nd Cover is Hardcase and Choice,

3rd Cover is U-Go Girl.

So…I knew last week’s theme, too. I just have a terrible memory and forgot to send in my answer. I still get retroactive non-participatory credit, right?

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