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Comic Book Six Degrees: Kiss to Pat Boone

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 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark to Nox, Goddess of the Night. Cully connected the two in three moves! Here is how Cully connected the two…

Elvira appeared in “Elvira’s House of Mystery #1″ with Blue Devil
Blue Devil appeared in “JLA/Avengers #3″ with Dr. Strange
Dr. Strange appear in “Dr. Strange #39″ with Nox

Cully’s challenge is…

Kiss to Pat Boone

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)!


Travis Pelkie

June 20, 2012 at 1:48 am

Wow. I’m hoping Satan is involved with the connection here. I’ve got a notion of a book that might help link Pat, but I’m really not sure enough.

Matthew Johnson

June 20, 2012 at 7:32 am

I assume we have to link them using comics? ‘Cause I think they’re probably only a degree or two apart in real life.

Is there a page number for Blue Devil? I have Elvira’s House of Mystery #1, and I can’t find him at all…

(Cain is heavily featured, so maybe he meant Elvira->Cain->Blue Devil->Dr. Strange?)

I admit I was trusting an online database for that Blue Devil appearance… it’s possible that it is wrong. If so I can’t do it in less than 4… my apologies.

I gotcha. Well, it’s not worth calling foul, since Comicvine does say that Blue Devil is in the issue. But I just reread the issue from cover to cover (it’s not bad, and I’m happy to be reminded that it existed), and BD is definitely not in it. It’s a horror anthology title, so only the interstitial scenes are in the DCU, and there the characters are limited to Elvira and Cain.

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