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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 Bat Lash to Archie. Joshua R. was one of a few people who connected the characters in two (with a bit of a twist). Here is how Joshua connected the two…
Batlash was in Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 with Batman
Batman was in Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1
The question is, of course, do Archie and Little Archie count as the same character? When asked last week, I said yes. Even if you disagree, though, Archie and Little Archie have appeared in many stories together over the years (particularly the last 20 years as Archie has more or less officially adopted Little Archie as being Archie’s past) so the connection would be one more move, making Joshua and the others who used Little Archie as being on even footing with those of you who used Bat Lash/Batman/Punisher/Archie as your three-turn answer. So no harm no foul either way!
Joshua’s challenge is…
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark to Nox, Goddess of the Night
E-mail me your answers at email@example.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)!
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