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Captain Carrot 1982 series being digitally released by DC on ComiXology

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Zoo_Crew_1_cover_0.jpgDC is doing a digital release of Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew! this year. First issue was released in 1982... now rereleased August 19th, 2014!

From Wikipedia:

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! is a DC Comics comic book about a team of funny animal superheroes called the Zoo Crew. The characters first appeared in a special insert in The New Teen Titans #16 (February 1982),[1] followed by a series published from 1982 to 1983. The Zoo Crew characters were created by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw!. Although the series, which was the last original funny animal property created by DC Comics, proved short-lived, it is still fondly remembered by many comic fans of its generation, and the characters appear occasionally in cameos in the mainstream DC Universe (this is made possible due to the existence of a "multiverse" in the DCU, which allows the Zoo Crew characters to exist on a parallel Earth).

Team members of the Zoo Crew have included rabbit Captain Carrot, Pig Iron, Yankee Poodle, Alley-Kat-Abra, turtle Fastback, Rubberduck, mouse Little Cheese and American Eagle (who did not appear in the 1982 series).


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Somewhere, long ago, around when "Captain Carrot" was still being published, I read an interview (in "Amazing Heroes", maybe?) that Scott Shaw! gave talking about his and Roy's plans for future issues. There were the six original superheroes at that point, and Shaw! said that they were going to add two more to the Zoo Crew; Little Cheese, a mouse whose super-power was that he could shrink (like The Atom), and Whirlibird, a female blue jay (?) whose power was that she could create whirlwinds/tornadoes. The comic book lasted long enough for them to introduce Little Cheese, but not Whirlibird. Too bad.

Fred Patten

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Interesting this news is coming out on the heels of the recently released "DC Showcase Presents" printed collection. Although that one is in B&W.

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The only good Captain Carrot series. Ignore the decades-later reboots like the 'grim and gritty', editorially-compromised abominations they are.

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