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Comic Book Six Degrees: Jack B. Quick to Jack T. Chance

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 Clark Oppenheimer to Hieronymus Alloy. Bob H. was one of three people to get it in four moves (they all used the same exact four moves). Here is how Bob H. connected the two…

Clark Oppenheimer was in Tick #2 with the Tick
The Tick was in Shi/Cyblade: The Battle for Independents with Hellboy
Hellboy was in Goon #7 with the Goon
The Goon was in many issues of The Goon with Hieronymus Alloy

Bob’s challenge is…

Jack B. Quick to Jack T. Chance

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)!

2 Comments

Well, the only people I know Jack T. Chance to have teamed up with is the GLC, so obviously you have to connect to a Green Lantern. Other than that though I haven’t got a clue.

Did Moore’s ABC comics ever cross over to someone else? I can’t remember any (other than sneaky cameos in Top 10). In fact did Quick even cross over with the rest of ABC? Maybe in one of the behind the scenes type books…

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