"I didn't look very extensively, but here is a cover with a puppet theme featuring Wonder Woman (Super Friends #25, an underrated JLA series, to my mind), albeit not Silver Age but it certainly gave off a Silver Age vibe."
"From 1963 Dell's Hope Ship.
Wikipedia tells us that
“SS Hope was a hospital ship operated by Project Hope. This vessel was originally a US Navy hospital ship, USS Consolation (AH-15). Consolation was donated to Project Hope in 1958,…"
"I went with the "plump" Puppet Master just to make it a little harder. If not, I'd probably have gone with this classic cover for a "puppets" theme.
Does anyone know is there is a pre-FF monster era "puppet"…"
"A different Human Fly featuring Blue Beetle.
According to Wikipedia:
“I.W. Publications was a short-lived comic book publisher in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The company was part of I.W. Enterprises, and named for the company's owner,…"
This is really stretching things (and post Silver Age to boot) but here is a Wonder Woman cover with an owl, or more specifically Athena and her companion owl (lower right). Maybe somewhere there is a better WW cover with Athena and her…"
I try to stay in the Silver Age as well, or thereabouts. This might be a time when knowing the theme is a big help. I think one more cover and it will be obvious. If things drag out, I'll add bigger cuts like you did. The cuts are from a…"