Comic Book Six Degrees: Usagi Yojimbo to John Belushi's Samurai

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). I hate having to spell this stuff out, but eh, whaddaya gonna do?

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 Cerebus to Spider-Ham. Abel Yu won by connecting the two in four turns (a couple of other folks did, too and Abel was chosen by random choice). Here was how Abel connected the two...

Cerebus appeared with Spawn in Spawn #10

Spawn appeared with Batman in Spawn/Batman

Batman appeared with Captain America in JLA / Avengers #1

Captain America appeared with Spider-Ham in Ultimate Civil War: Spider-Ham #1

Abel's challenge is...

Usagi Yojimbo to John Belushi (playing the Samurai)

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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