Comic Books #62: Dumb Bunny
"You can believe me, Dumb Bunny... even if they do say I only use my head to hang my face on!"
Wow. When I saw this advertisement, I knew I had to find out more about this Dumb Bunny. She's got the costume of a Playboy Bunny and a vacancy on the top floor. This has the potential to be both politically incorrect and embarrassing to DC - I simply had to read more.
Please note that I completely understand that the Inferior Five comic books are meant as a joke - it'd be a whole other matter if they made Wonder Woman or another genuine super-heroine this stupid. Dumb Bunny, was actually a parody of Wonder Woman and had a brief revival in the eighties as the wife of Ambush Bug.
But I've lost my non-comic readers at this point. Let's get on with the semi-retarded blonde in the Bunny costume...
I used to think the dumbest comic character of all time was Jerry Lewis. I mean, he was dumb in the movies, but holy jeez... he was full retard in the comic books. Dumb Bunny makes Jerry look like Richard Feynman by comparison.
We first meet Dumb Bunny in Showcase #62 (1966). She's immediately hit on by the Inferior Five's leader, Merryman. He likes her outfit..... and judging by his expression - he likes it a lot.
As to the origins of said costume, here's her explanation...
You can almost hear the rim-shot with that one. Dumb Bunny has an IQ seemingly between that of Chrissy from Three's Company and Screech from Saved by the Bell. (Screech being the absolute lowest a human can go before being removed as a member of the Animal Kingdom, and being classified instead as mineral or vegetable matter.)
So, our heroes are brought to the scene of a crime - a gumball machine has been broken into.
So, after three hours of investigation, they determine that a crime has been committed. This is the sort of thing I'd expect to hear Patrick from Spongebob say. So, we're talkin' that level of stupidity here.
Dumb Bunny - setting Women's Lib back fifty years.
In the next battle, Dumb Bunny has to keep her eyes closed or fall under the spell of The Sorceress....
Tricked by mentioning the Fab Four! Fortunately, in DB's excitement, she punches The Sorceress in the face. Battle over.
It was stupid before... but now it's just awkward. Evidently a mermaid was getting it on with Awkwardman (?) and Dumb Bunny thought he was being tortured. Someone needs to sit down with DB and tell her about the birds and the bees.
Let's face it, when you're this stupid, it can lead to a lot of awkwardness... take it from Jethro BoDean:
Wait, what? I swear this is real panel. If don't believe me, check out Beverly Hillbillies #21 (1971).
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