- Sometimes the wain comes down so hawrd you forwget you've ever been dwy. I twy to see it, there in the past or in the future, wainbows waiting. Going into Powrky's that day, I twy my best to wemember. I weawy do. Things wewren't awways this way. They won't awways be this way. I twy my best, and the water seeps in, mowlding my coat onto my shotgun, and I stop twying, and I head inside. My name is Elmer Fudd. I'm hunting wabbits. Shhhhhhhh.
Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of August, 2017. It was published on June 28, 2017.
Synopsis for "Pway for Me"
At the bar Porky's, Elmer Fudd confronts Bugs "The Bunny" for the murder of his lover, Silver St. Cloud, and declares his intent to kill him. While the two take in the atmosphere of the bar and its patrons (who are all also humanized versions of various Looney Tunes characters), Bugs convinces Elmer to spare his life by informing him that he was hired to kill Silver by Bruce Wayne. As Elmer makes his way to Wayne Manor, he thinks back to a previous romantic encounter with Silver, where he professes his love to her and she admits that she once had romantic feelings for Bruce Wayne. Elmer also reflects on his past as a poor countryside hunter who eventually resorted to becoming a hitman as a means of earning money.
At Wayne Manor, Elmer infiltrates a party disguised as a limo driver and shoots Bruce with a double-barreled shotgun, causing the partygoers to erupt into a panic. He escapes Wayne Manor and retreats to an apartment building, unaware that Bruce had survived the attack and was pursuing him as Batman. Elmer thinks back to when he and Silver had declared their love for each other, with Elmer confessing to her about his job as a hitman and promising that he would give up that life to be with her. He remembers returning from his final job only to find a pool of blood and a bloody carrot in place of a corpse, leading him to conclude that Bugs had murdered Silver St. Cloud.
Upon returning to his apartment, Elmer hears a knock at the door and finds no one there, not realizing that Batman was already in his apartment and preparing to strike. However, Elmer quickly catches on and retaliates with his shotgun, and the two end up battling to a standstill. The fight ends when Elmer mentions Silver St. Cloud by name, prompting Batman to angrily demand how he knows about her. He explains to Batman that Bruce had her killed for falling in love with Elmer, which led to him killing Bruce out of revenge. Batman explains to Elmer that Bruce had survived the assassination attempt and was not responsible for Silver's death.
Elmer and Batman return to Porky's to learn the truth about Silver St. Cloud's murder. The bar patrons turn hostile upon Batman's arrival, resulting in an all-out brawl and ending in the duo knocking out almost everyone there. Batman grabs Bugs, who is calmly sitting by the bar, and demands an explanation for killing Silver. Before Bugs can answer, Silver St. Cloud reveals herself to be alive and to have orchestrated the whole scheme, much to Elmer and Batman's shock. She explains that similar to how she left Bruce Wayne for leading a dangerous double life, she was not comfortable staying with Elmer Fudd when she learned about how he made a living as a hitman. Not wanting to be followed by him, she asked Bugs to help her fake her own murder and instructed him to pin the blame on Bruce if he was ever caught by Elmer. Silver proceeds to exit the bar, leaving Elmer, Batman, and Bugs behind. Bugs asks the bartender Porky for a glass of carrot juice, with Elmer and Batman asking to join him for a drink. A heartbroken Elmer muses on the inevitability of death as Porky informs the three that he is all out of carrot juice.
Appearing in "Pway for Me"
- Porky's Patrons
- Silver St. Cloud (Flashback and main story)
- Venus (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Rabbit Season"
Bugs Bunny is relaxing by a tree when Elmer Fudd arrives and points a shotgun at him, ready to hunt him as part of rabbit season. Bugs lies and claims that it is actually bat season instead. To convince him, Bugs uses the Bat-Signal to summon Batman, who is shot by Elmer. Batman explains that it is actually rabbit season, but Bugs tricks Elmer into believing that it is indeed Bat season and shooting Batman again. An angry Batman leaves and quickly returns with Calendar Man to explain to Elmer that it is rabbit season, only for Calendar Man to simply escape from Batman and for Elmer to shoot Batman a third time. Batman attempts to convince to Elmer that he is Batman and not actually a real bat, but Bugs returns dressed as Batman and claims to be the real Batman. Batman and Bugs start arguing over who the real Batman is, with Batman eventually being tricked into declaring Bugs to be Batman. Elmer shoots Batman yet again, with any attempts by Batman to speak being interrupted with being shot over and over. Batman begs for Elmer to stop, and Bugs convinces him to call forth Damian Wayne, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, and Jason Todd (who have all been Robin at some point) while tricking Elmer into believing that it is in fact Robin season. Elmer starts to chase the four Robins away, and Batman and Bugs proceed to leave together, with Batman mentioning how Bugs reminds him of the Joker.
Appearing in "Rabbit Season"
- Joker (Mentioned only)
- Arkham Asylum (Mentioned only)