Forget about Wally West. Who cares about Ted Kord? DC Comics has just teased the historic return of one of their most memorable characters. Ever since the relaunch of the DC Comics Universe, countless fans have been wondering what happened to Hoppy the Marvel Bunny.
Now, we finally have an answer. In the Shazam back-up story in Justice League #8, we get our first New 52 glimpse of the bunny that Comicbook.com named one of the top 5 comic book rabbits of all time.
In the New 52, Billy Batson isn’t such a nice kid. When he goes to meet his new foster family, he discovers they have five other foster kids. The other kids’ names should be familiar to Flashpoint readers. A girl named Mary even has a pet, but not just any pet. Mary’s pet is a rabbit named Hoppy.
Right now, Hoppy looks like just a plain old rabbit, but could the return of Hoppy the Marvel Bunny be just right around the corner? Surprisingly, DC Comics has made little fanfare over the epic return of one of their most famous funny animals. We would have expected the return of Hoppy to be something that they would have leaked as a USA Today exclusive. Expect collector value of Justice League #8 to skyrocket once it gets out that it features the first ever appearance of Hoppy in the new DC Universe.