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Comic Book Six Degrees: Green Hornet to Danger Girl

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 Reuben Flagg to Captain Flag. Dennis L. was the only one to connect the two in four moves. He is the only one who picked up on the surprising issue that actually WAS an official appearance. Here is how Dennis connected the two…

Reuben Flagg was in Ultraforce/Avengers #1 with Captain America [I checked it – here is the indica – BC]
Captain America was in many issues with the Punisher – Civil War #6, for one
Punisher was in Punisher Meets Archie #1 with Archie Andrews
Archie Andrews met Captain Flag in Archie’s Weird Mysteries #3

Dennis’s challenge is…

Green Hornet (the original) to Danger Girl (Abbey Chase)

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)!


I suspect Ultraforce/Avengers #1 is going to join War of the Independents and Shi/Cyblade as a perennial favorite around here.

Very likely! It’s Reuben Flagg’s only crossover appearance.

Saves the trouble of the Luther Ironheart workaround, that’s for sure.

There’s at least one other Flagg-verse character who appeared outside of the series, in addition to Luther Ironheart, but it’s at least potentially useful in connecting characters who aren’t Marvel Universe (or Ultraverse). I’m not going to say who it is because I’m trying to think of a clever way to use the character.

What was the context in which Flagg appeared in Ultraforce/Avengers?

Brian, question.
How about Fred Hembeck’s Marvel Age strips/comics? Are those off the table for connections?

In Ultraforce/Avengers, Flagg appears as part of double page spread depicting a host of potential Avengers from other realities.

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