Comic Book Six Degrees: The Terrific Whatzit to Uatu, the Watcher

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 Usagi to John Belushi from SNL. David Serchay gave a tricky answer that I decided to count. He used Jack Kirby as a link, and now that I think about it, if a person approves their guest appearance in a comic, then it should be treated like a licensed character (like the aforementioned Marv Wolfman example). So from now on, keep that in mind "authorized" is the key. You can't use Bill Clinton to connect comics, but you can use, say, George Perez, since the latter approved his appearances while the former did not. Anyhow, here was how David connected the two...

Usagi appeared with Jack Kirby in the Mighty Magnor #3

Kirby appeared with Stan Lee in Fantastic Four #10

Stan was the host of Saturday Night Live which included Samuai Belushi in Marvel Team-Up (V1) #74.

David's challenge is...

The Terrific Whatzit (the superhero identity of McSnurtle The Turtle) to Uatu the Watcher

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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