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Comic Book Six Degrees: Master Menace to Menasor

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 time was Scalphunter (Brian Savage) to Scalphunter (John Greycrow). Gareth J. was one of a bunch of people who got the connection in three moves. Here is how Gareth connected the two…

Scalphunter (DC) was in Crisis On Infinite Earths #5 with Batman
Batman was in DC vs. Marvel #1 with Storm
Storm was in Uncanny X-Men #211 with Scalphunter (Marvel)

Gareth’s challenge is…

Master Menace to Menasor

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)!


Done and submitted ! :) I think I finally got one!

Question on this one. Since there are several versions of Squadron Supreme characters can we use any version, to link them. Or does it have to certain ones?

Certain ones.

I connected the two Scalphunters in three moves through Wonder Woman and Gambit, simply because I was too lazy to research X-foe Scalphunter beyond the cover shown last week.

My solution, which apparently didn’t count ;) , was that the 2 Scalphunters were Amalgamated in the Generation Hex one shot, which put together DC’s Western heroes with Marvel’s mutants. Written by Milligan and drawn by Adam Pollina, iirc.

At least I think the 2 Scalphunters Amalgamated were the 2 we were looking at last time. Like Buttler, I didn’t care to research Scalphunter either.

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