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Cover Theme Game for 3/26

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 a BIT of a tricky one, I think. We shall see!



Tricky because there are a billion characters on these covers?

And two characters appear on two of the three covers even!

I guess I’ll throw in a hint – Invisible Woman, Storm, Thor and Jean Grey have nothing to do with the theme.

I had no idea there was a version of Cloak & Dagger where Cloak was a white and female too!

There’s like, 7 floating heads on that first cover.

Granted, they’re attached to bodies, but still… ;)

my first thought was that they all featured Deviants but decided that wasn’t it

Travis – I’m certain they count, as do Ikaris and Ironman on the second cover
(the legs make all the difference)

@Travis: Only three of them don’t count thanks to Brian’s clue.

Man, it’s like no one recognizes jokes around here anymore. Even a winking smiley doesn’t help!

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