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Comic Book Six Degrees: April O’Neil to Foolkiller

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 Captain Koala to General Glory. Dave L. was one of a few people who connected the two in three moves. Here is how Dave connected the two…

Captain Koala (Teddy Q) was at Savage Dragon’s wedding
Savage Dragon fought Superman a couple of times
Superman was in JLA/Avengers #3 with General Glory

Dave L.’s challenge is…

April O’Neil to Foolkiller

(NOTE: We’re talking specifically the Mike Trace Foolkiller).

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)!

8 Comments

Needs a correction, at “Dave L.’s challenge is…

Captain Koala to General Glory”

Thanks, Kabe! Fixed.

I wasn’t sure if E-man’s appearance in Savage Dragon was an official appearance or not, so I didn’t use it. Now I know that it is, I’ll file it away for future reference.

Travis Pelkie

April 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I’d like to point out how clever Dave L’s challenge was. APRIL O’Neil to FOOLkiller. Nice!

Does the MAX Punisher count as the same character as mainstream Punisher?

“I wasn’t sure if E-man’s appearance in Savage Dragon was an official appearance or not, so I didn’t use it. Now I know that it is, I’ll file it away for future reference.”

It was. And technically it was Barbaric and Ricochet’s wedding, not Dragon’s.

I wasn’t sure if E-man’s appearance in Savage Dragon was an official appearance or not, so I didn’t use it. Now I know that it is, I’ll file it away for future reference.

Larsen’s good about permissions. When it is clearly the character (you know, they’re not obscured at all, like when he has had Batman, Superman, etc. guest-star in Savage Dragon) then it is with permission.

Does the MAX Punisher count as the same character as mainstream Punisher?

Sure.

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