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|5||03/19/12||Captain Carrot &|
His Amazing Zoo Crew, V.1-2
|(Blog) (Forum)||Captain Carrot &|
His Amazing Zoo Crew
Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew was just pure fun, and in 1982, came at a good time in DC history. Introduced in a preview in the then red hot New Teen Titans book, the Crew started off meeting Superman, and ended up meeting Changeling (aka Gar Logan, Beast Boy). Post-series, they had a bizarre crossover with Oz and Wonderland, and then weren't seen again until years later, when Kid Devil was reading a comic about them in the Teen Titans, closely followed by Captain Carrot & the Final Ark!. They were just in time for the height of the multiple earths confusion, giving us the Crew on Earth C, and an animal JLA (Just'a Lotta Animals) on Earth C- (C Minus)!
The team included: Captain Carrot (fun fact: he was originally named Roger Rabbit, but the Disney movie caused DC to change it to Rodney Rabbit), Fastback, Yankee Poodle, Rubberduck, Pig-Iron (the super identity of wayback DC star, Peter Porkchops), Alley-Kat-Abra, and eventually Little Cheese. They fought some fun characters like Frogzilla, Mudd, the Wuz-Wolf, and the Time-Keeper, and fought alongside some old comic greats, like The Terrific Whatzit and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny. This series deserves a full color collection, as it was a whole lot of fun, and would probably be just as much fun today.
|Proposed Title:||Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew, Vol. 1-2.|
|Vol. 1 Collecting 12 Issues:||New Teen Titans #16 (preview only); Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew #1-11.|
|Vol. 2 Collecting 12 Issues:||Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew #12-20; The Oz-Wonderland War #1-3.|
For the Volume 1 cover, I'd go with issue #1, with the Zoo Crew busting in to save Superman. It's a good team shot, and reminds us that yes, they really were part of the larger DC Universe.
For the Volume 2 cover, I'd go with #20, the final issue. It's one of the better team shots in this grouping of covers, and with Changeling (Beast Boy) on the cover, it again reminds us that these cute and furry crimefighters were part of the fun that is the DC Universe.
Would you buy this series, if it were reprinted in TPB? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.