Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Rabbit enhanced by irradiated carrots
Enemies: Sly Fox
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Atomic Bunny
Base of Operations: Rabbitville
First Appearance: Atomic Rabbit #1 (Charlton Comics, August 1955)
Powers/Abilities: Atomic Rabbit can fly and possesses superstrength and invulnerability. He has to regularly eat Uranium carrot cubes to maintain his powers. He's immensely powerful - when Sly Fox blocked out the sun using a smokescreen, hoping the lack of light would kill off Atomic Rabbit's carrot crop, Atomic Rabbit moved the sun around the smokescreen, rather than finding a simpler/saner solution.
History: The rabbit who became Atomic Rabbit was a normal anthropomorphic bunny until, lonely and starving, he ate some Uranium-235 irradiated carrots which temporarily transformed him into a superhuman...er, superleporid who adopted the costumed identity of Atomic Rabbit to protect his fellow creatures from those who would prey on them, usually the villainous former mayor Sly Fox and his two sons.
Comments: Created by Al Fago. The character changed his name to Atomic Bunny as of the twelfth issue of his series. Unlike many Charlton characters, Atomic Rabbit did not end up sold to DC Comics, but to comic publisher Richard Broughten, who subsequently reprinted some of the character's old stories in 1996's Atomic Rabbit & Friends via Avalon Communications. The "Friends" of the title included Atom the Cat, Atomic Mouse and Superdog.
The other rabbits living in the town know of Atomic Rabbit's power source, and (strangely) protect and maintain it, rather than eating the carrots themselves - given that the carrots are radioactive, perhaps the rabbits are afraid that long term usage is hazardous to the health, so Atomic Rabbit is making a sacrifice to be their protector.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Super Rabbit, another Golden Age leporid superbeing
Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, Fawcett's Golden Age leporid superbeing
Super-Rabbit, superpowered alter ego of Bugs Bunny in some cartoons
Captain Carrot, DC leporid superbeing
Atom the Cat, feline superbeing
Atomic Mouse, rodent superbeing
Atom, youthful British hero who lives far in the future, brother of Elektra
Atoman, Golden age hero
Atoman, Italian hero
Atom Ant, tiny insect superhero
Atomic Betty, youthful space heroine
Atom Man, Australian hero
Atomas, French superhero
Atom Blake, Golden age hero
Atome Kid, French hero
Atomic Man, Golden age hero
Atomic Robo, Tesla's robot
Atomics, heroes of Snap City
The Atomic Sub, Big Bang hero
Atomic Thunderbolt, Golden age hero
Atomic Tommy, British hero of the 1940's, given superstrength by an "atomic jacket"
Atomik, Italian hero
Atomika, God of Technology
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