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Comic Book Six Degrees: Devil Dinosaur to Sniffles the Mouse

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 Hellcat to Pureheart the Powerful. buttler was one of a few of people who got it in three moves. Here is how buttler connected the two…

Hellcat and Millie the Model were in Defenders #65
Millie the Model and Veronica Lodge were in Archie Meets the Punisher
Veronica Lodge and Pureheart the Powerful were in Life with Archie #42

buttler’s challenge is…

Devil Dinosaur to Sniffles the Mouse

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)!


Looks like the very end of my solution got cut off: Veronica and Pureheart were in Life with Archie #42.

Question: You as a comic-reading human being see these two comics on the newsstand. Who’s NOT going for Devil Dinosaur?

If only Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy were having a tea party, it would be perfect,

This is why I selected Moon Knight taking Moon-Boy for his sidekick in The Line it is Drawn last week — can you imagine the cover?

Funny, I usually get the munchies with Mary Jane, not the Sniffles.


Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur totally need to have a tea party. And Devil Dinosaur cries because he can’t sip from his teacup with his tiny little dino arms. HAHA!

Is there a way to tell if a character approved being in a comic? I have a link, but not sure if it would count as it involves a real person not sure if they approved one of the appearances.

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