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Comic Book Six Degrees: Cobweb to Fishnet Angel

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 – you just can’t use modern appearances by Jack Kirby from one company to connect to Jack Kirby appearances from Marvel Comics, since obviously Kirby can no longer give approval for his appearance). Approval tends to be the key.

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 Tyler Stone to Steven Tyler. Eric Henry was the only person to get it in three moves. Here is how Eric connected the two…

Tyler Stone was in “Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man” with Wolverine
Wolverine was in “Archie Meets the Punisher” with Archie
Archie was in “Archie” #623 with Steven Tyler

Eric’ challenge is…

Cobweb to Fishnet Angel

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)!


So now that the previous challenge is over, I have a question (that might have spoiled someone’s answer earlier): how do we handle a body-swap or body theft situation like the current “Superior Spider-Man.” Is that Doc Ock meeting someone, just Superior Spider-Man but not plain old Ock, or both?

On a related note, is, say, two minds in one character two characters for all intents and purposes? Like, Malice-possessing-Polaris in an X-Men comic works as a link for Malice *and* Polaris?

Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body? I dunno.

Yeah, I was thinking about the Doc/Spidey bit in relation to Spidey 2099, but like Omar, didn’t want to spoil an answer.

Damn, Eric beat me out by several steps! Nice! I’m not gonna reveal my answer now, though, because I may use parts of it again someday.

Cobweb briefly met Tom Strong in “Tomorrow Stories Special #2″ (from America’ Best Comics).

Tom Strong met the Golden Age Doc Strange in the original “Terra Obscura” mini-series (also from ABC).

Doc Strange and the Golden Age Black Terror were fellow members of S. M. A. S. H. (again, according to “Terra Obscura”).

The Black Terror became a trigger-happy vigilante called “The Terrorist” in NIGHTVEIL #2 (from Americomics).

Nightveil is a member of Femforce, along with Ms. Victory (again, from Americomics).

And, Ms. Victory fought in Red Anvil’s “War Of The Independents,” alongside Fishnet Angel!*

* Although, the conclusion of the war is still unknown (due to Dave Ryan apparently having pulled a Strasczynski).

I now issue the six-point challenge of: Spidey meets X-O Manowar.

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