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Comic Book Six Degrees: Bomb Queen to the Borg Queen

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, public domain characters (other than public domain comic book characters, they’re free game) 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 Milk and Cheese to Milk and Cookies. Jim S. was one of just two people who connected the two in the maximum six moves. Here is how Jim connected the two…

Milk and Cheese met Madman in Shi/Cyblade: War of the Independents
Madman met Superman in Madman/Superman
Superman met Spider-Man in Superman vs. Spider-Man
Spider-Man met Tabitha Brown in that Spider-Man/X-Force crossover from 1991
Tabitha Brown used her lack of a mind to defeat Forbush Man in Nextwave
Forbush Man teamed up with Milk and Cookies in What The…? #20

Jim’s challenge is…

Bomb Queen to Borg Queen

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)!


Wow! I guess that proved more challenging than I originally thought. The solution I had in mind when I proposed it was shorter and used Spider-Ham (who also teams with M&C in What the…? #20) as the final step.

Tabitha SMITH, not Brown.

I love that JLA/Avengers wasn’t used, but is there no other connection between Superman and Boom Boom?

Strictly speaking, you didn’t need to use Superman at all. You can get to the Marvel Universe by going Shi to either Daredevil or Wolverine.

Oz the Malefic

March 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Bomb Queen, my guilty pleasure…

Bomb Queen sure has an interesting outfit

Bomb Queen is the best villain book since Super-Villain Team-Up!

And it’s much more funny. I’d love to see a crossover with some of los Bros. Hernandez’ weird super-people.

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