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Comic Book Six Degrees: I, Vampire to Morbius, the Living Vampire

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 Angel and Ape to Monkeyman and O’Brien. Leo C. was one of a few people who got it in three moves. Here is how Leo connected the two…

Angel and the Ape made an apperance with Superman in “Guy Gardner: Warrior” #29.
Superman teamed up with Gen 13 in “Superman/Gen 13″.
Gen 13 teamed up with Monkeyman and O’Brien in “Gen 13/Monkeyman and O’Brien” #1-2.

Leo’s challenge is…

I, Vampire (Andrew Bennett) to Morbius, the Living Vampire

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)!


I would not have guessed I would type these words, but I need to get that issue of Guy Gardner Warrior. That’s the one with early JHW3 art too, isn’t it?

The Crazed Spruce

August 30, 2012 at 8:05 am

Yeah, same here. (I had an extra step, using Gorilla Grodd from the Phil Foglio Angel & the Ape mini as a link to Superman through the Justice mini-series.)

My solution was a little different:

Angel and the Ape were in Showcase #100 with Hal Jordan
Hal Jordan and Fairchild were in DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #2
Fairchild and Monkeyman and O’Brien were in Gen13-Monkeyman and O’Brien #1

Man, I love Showcase #100. Angel O’Day and Lois Lane actually wind up saving the world.

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