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Comic Book Six Degrees: Captain Carrot to Flaming Carrot

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 Kiss to Pat Boone. Bob B. was one of a couple of people who connected the two in three moves! Here is how Bob connected the two…

KISS fought Dr. Doom in Marvel Comics Super Special #1.
Dr. Doom fought Superman in 1981’s Superman and Spider-Man
Superman met Pat Boone in Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #9

Bob’s challenge is…

Captain Carrot to Flaming Carrot

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 26, 2012 at 4:45 am

Dude, I totally know this one. I just have to think of the best way between them. Sweet!

Everyone knows this. Once you have any primary Justice Leaguer (Superman – this is common knowledge), you’re set.

Give yourself an extra step and do it via Changeling or Grodd.

Did I make it too easy? Maybe I should have gone with my second idea, but I thought that one would be too hard. Well, there’s always next time…

Yeah, where to start with Captain Carrot isa no brainer,…

This challenge needs less carrot and more stick.

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