Title: Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny #1
Writer: Sam Humphries
Penciller: Tom Grummett
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letter: Josh Reed
Colorist: Steve Buccellato
Cover: Tom Grummett, Steve Buccellato and Karl Kesel
Variant Cover: Ty Templeton
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: Wednesday June 14, 2017
In 1943, Warner Bros. the Merrie Melodies animated short, Super-Rabbit where a Professor Cannafraz created a type of “super carrot” for his test subject Bugs Bunny, which he gave the scientific name of, Rabbitus Idioticus Americanus. After reading about a hunter named Cottontail Smith who wanted to hunt rabbits into extinction, our mild-mannered woodland creature with big glasses and all, heads to Texas to face off with her new found foe!
A little over 74 years later, that screwy rabbit is propelled into the 31st Century in case of mistaken identity to help save Supergirl who is suffering from Rigel Fever which can only be cured by an atom called Illudium Phosdex, which of course became extinct in the 24.5 Century!
Honestly, the only thing missing from this story are the big glasses on Bugs Bunny. We got brooding, pining, time travel and classic gags that would make Chuck Jones proud! Humphries even through in Rabbitus Idioticus Americanus!
Seriously, Warner Bros. Animation has been great at adapting comics in to animated features and these Merrie Melodies/DC Comics crossover issues would make amazing shorts to be put together in a collection for next year’s Superhero Day!
Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny might not have been the comic book crossover we asked for, but it is the we deserved! Thanks for the reward DC!