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Comic Book Six Degrees: Moon Knight to Herbie Popnecker

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 Popeye to Bullseye. Jaleel K. was one of a few people who got the connection in four moves. Here is how Jaleel connected the two…

Popeye fought the Martians in 2012′s Mars Attacks crossover
The Martians also attacked Judge Dredd in the same crossover
Judge Dredd met Batman in *Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment on Gotham*
Batman fought Bullseye in DC Versus Marvel

Jaleel’s challenge is…

Moon Knight to Herbie Popnecker

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)!

4 Comments

Hmm, I can almost do this one without looking anything up.

But to be anal retentive, while Popeye did fight the Mars Attacks Martians in a crossover earlier this year (I can still say that here before midnight!), the Mars Attacks Judge Dredd was actually a separate crossover. But it still counts, so no worries.

Hmm. Strange. This didn’t show for me until today, more than a week after it was apparently posted. A double shame, as there was actually, as far as I can tell, an even shorter connection – Popeye met the Martians in Mars Attacks Popeye, the Martians met Ripclaw in Mars Attacks Image #3, and Ripclaw met Bullseye (then passing himself as Hawkeye, but it was still Bullseye) in Fusion #1

I think I accidentally put it into the wrong category, which is likely why you didn’t see it until now.

Ah well, I spotted that connection too late anyway.

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