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Comic Book Six Degrees: Daredevil to Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt

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 Devil Dinosaur to Sniffles the Mouse. Paul Lehnert was one of a few of people who got it in three moves. Here is how Paul connected the two…

Devil Dinosaur appeared with Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #32
Spider-Man appeared in Marvel Team-Up #74 with Bill Murray (official likeness)
Bill Murray (official likeness) appeared in Space Jam #1 with Sniffles The Mouse.

Paul’s challengehttp://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=cg-inbetween.php is…

Daredevil to Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt

For this particular challenge, let us say that only stories where Daredevil is specifically named as Daredevil will count.

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)!


Wel done, Paul! The connection I had come up with was
Devil Dinosaur was in Godzilla: King of the Monsters #21 with Godzilla.
Godzilla was in Godzilla vs. Barkley with Charles Barkley.
Charles Barkley was in Space Jam: The Movie Comic with Sniffles.

I’m sure we’ll have images soon to make this clearer, but are we talking about the original golden age Daredevil here, rather than Matt Murdock? That would be my guess just from the similar costumes and suchlike.

Thanks. Once I remembered the Space Jam comic I actually figured it would be the basket players I would link with. But I remember the SNL issue of Marvel Team-Up. And I’ll clear up for Brian, I was looking for Golden Age Daredevil.

Oops, sorry, the images were down for a sec. They’re up now.

Hi Brian? Can I post the one I wanted to do in the comments? I’m curious to see if anyone can actually do that one.

Let me see if I can’t first figure it out myself. If I can, then I could perhaps use it in the future as a bonus challenge!

Hmm, this Daredevil is a character who’s been used a lot under other names. I’m guessing none of those count, though I’d be on the fence about the the Dynamite version myself.

Hmmm…yes, I agree, so let’s say only if he is specifically called Daredevil will it count. Just for this particular example.

Man, Pete Morisi. So underappreciated

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