Atomic Rabbit

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Radiation makes everything better.

From this encyclopedia entry:

Atomic Rabbit was a lot like Atomic Mouse, but with a species change and a couple less supporting characters. He protected Rabbitville, rather than Mouseville, from the depredations of Sly Fox, rather than Count Gatto. Instead of an inept assistant, Sly had two kids.

He, too, got his super powers from doubly-forbidden fruit by today's standards — drugs and radiation. But while both their power-enhancers were as radioactive as can be, Mouse's was more blatantly a drug. He got his super powers from U-235 pills, whereas Rabbit's U-235 carrots could be passed off as good nutrition, like Atomictot's vitamins and Popeye's spinach. But while Popeye of the E.C. Segar comics ate lots of spinach for strength through nutrition, the animated Popeye treated it like a drug, getting a huge rush from it and sometimes, just for emphasis, sucking it in through his pipe. Good nutrition or not, Atomic Rabbit definitely fell into the category of drug-based superheroes.


Ten full issues here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 22, 2014
     Category: Anthropomorphism | Drugs | Comics | 1950s





Comments
You don't think this is the culprit for all those eggs appearing in gardens all across the US, do you? I mean, it would have to be some super rabbit to make the rounds in only one night. It's not like he's got a sleigh and flying venison or anything.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/22/14 at 10:36 AM
And yet, approved by the Comics Code Authority. What were they smoking?
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/25/14 at 08:43 AM









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