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).
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 Starfire (the one who had her own series in the 1970s) to Torin Mac Quillon (from "Starslayer"). buttler won by connecting the two in five turns.
Starfire was in Time Masters: Vanishing Point #2 with Superman.
Superman was in Superman/Madman Hullaballo with Madman.
Madman was in Nexus Meets Madman with Nexus.
Nexus was in Crossroads #5 with Grimjack.
Grimjack was in Starslayer #18 with Torin.
buttler's challenge is...
Cerebus to Spider-Ham
E-mail me your answers at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Wolverine in Gen13 #13 does not count)!