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Comic Book Six Degrees: Pow-Wow Smith to Lara Croft

I name two comic book characters. You then have to connect the two using only shared appearances in comic books (official appearances in comics only – no cameos like Terry Austin sneaking Popeye into the background of a panel and no outside comic book appearances, like cartoons and the like). You have to do so using less than six comics total. Covers and pin-ups do not count – only actual appearances in the same comic book story (so it doesn’t count if they each appeared in separate stories inside the same anthology). Mythological characters and real people (by the way, unless a fake name is used for a real person, like Ronald Raygun or whatever, you can use the person even if they are not officially named in the comic) are unique to their own comic book appearances (so DC’s Thor is different than Marvel’s Thor, DC’s Ronald Reagan is different from Marvel’s Ronald Reagan, etc.). But a licensed character is the same in all of their various comic book companies (so the Marvel Red Sonja is the same as the Dynamite Red Sonja) and approved appearances by a real person can go across comic book companies, as well (so, for instance, you can use Marv Wolfman from his Teen Titans appearance to connect with Marv Wolfman in his Fantastic Four appearance). Approval tends to be the key (except for public figures, of course).

Every week, whoever connects the two characters in the least amount of turns gets to pick the next week’s match- (in the event of a tie, the winner is chosen randomly). Last week was He-Man to Abslom Daak. Eric Henry was one of a couple of people who got it in five connections. Here is how Eric connected the two characters:

He-Man was in “DC Comics Presents” #47 with Superman
Superman was in “Incredible Hulk vs Superman” with Hulk
Hulk was in “Marvel Heroes” #33 with Death’s Head
Death’s Head was in “Death’s Head” #8 with the Doctor
The Doctor was in “Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer” with Abslom Dakk(1949)

Eric’s challenge is…

Pow-Wow Smith to Lara Croft

E-mail me your answers at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do NOT post your answers in the comments section!

Whoever connects the two characters in the least amount of comics gets to pick the connection for next time around (I’ll pick a random winner in the event of a tie)!

Remember, only authorized appearances in comic books count (for instance, Wolverine in Gen13 #13 and all Marvel characters in Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck do not count)!

6 Comments

David Serchay

May 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

I didn’t want to bring this up last week since it might have given clues, but back in 1982 several comics had a 15 page story hyping the Masters of the Universe mini-series. While Superman was a guest in that story in appeard in comics with other characters. Is the rule two characters appearing in the same story or in the same issue?

Are we trying to connect the original Golden Age Pow-Wow or his ancestor who took the name? Or does it matter?

Both characters have to be in the same story. Separate stories in the same issue don’t count.

Is the rule two characters appearing in the same story or in the same issue?

Same story.

Are we trying to connect the original Golden Age Pow-Wow or his ancestor who took the name? Or does it matter?

I am going to say the original. Eric actually said either one, but since the original can be done, I’m going to say the original.

The Doctor was in “Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer” with Abslom Dakk(1949)

1949?!? Oh, no, the Doctor has done it again. He’s messed up history, causing a graphic novel based on his adventures to be published 14 years before he made his actual debut on the BBC in 1963. You have to love time travel :)

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