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Comic Book Six Degrees: Spider-Ham to Destroyer Duck

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 Shadowman to Normalman. Ken B. was one of a few people who were able to connect the two in three moves. Here is how Ken connected the two (for what it is worth, all three people connected it the same basic way)…

Shadowman appeared in Deathmate with Grifter
Grifter appeared in Cyblade/Shi: Battle for Independents with Megaton Man
Megaton Man appeared in the normalman – Megaton Man Special with normalman

Ken’s challenge is…

Spider-Ham to Destroyer Duck

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, all the Marvel characters in Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck do not count)!


Tell me that is Frank Miller drawing Destroyer Duck. That would make my day.

Your day is made! I love that cover, which is why that’s the one I picked when Ken chose Destroyer Duck.

I knew that DeathMate was involved in the Shadowman-normalman connection, but my guess was more complicated and involved Savage Dragon #41.

The only connection I know of between Spider-Ham and Destroyer Duck is quasi-official at best…

While the above is more challenging, I think a Peter Porker to Peter Porkchop (super-easy!) should be considered in the future, just for the sake of having had it done.

I’m sure someone already got it (I mean, it’s one of the easier ones I’ve seen), but do video games and cartoons count as well?

No, just shared comic book stories. SHARED comic book stories is the key, by the way, people. Both appearing in the same anthology does not count if they are in different stories in said anthology.

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