Comic Book Six Degrees: Gumby to NFL Superpro

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 and real people 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).

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 The Terrific Whatzit to Uatu, the Watcher. Blake Petit was one of many who got the connection done in three turns (Note: The Terrific Whatzit in Super-Friends is not the same character, so those two-turn connections did not work). Here is how Blake connected the two characters:

The Terrific Whatzit was in Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #9 with Fastback.

Fastback was in Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #1 with Superman.

Superman was in Avengers/JLA #2 with Uatu.

Many folks used that exact connection, while others substituted Starro for Superman.

Blake's challenge is...

Gumby to NFL Superpro

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, Wolverine in Gen13 #13 does not count)!

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