April 4, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge - Day #3 - Letter C - Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew


One of the most obscure and awesome comic books that I used to read was Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew. This team of anthropomorphic animal superheroes are no gimmick... oh no, these guys are the real deal. They come from an alternate Earth in the DC Comics Universe (Earth 26 in the current continuity, but that changes often). They had their own title that ran for 20 issues, as well as a few miniseries appearances. The fearless leader, Captain Carrot, gets his powers from a meteor tainted carrot. He now grows the carrots to sustain his powers. Other members include Pig Iron, Alley Kat Abra, Rubberduck, Yankee Poodle, Fastback, Little Cheese, and American Eagle.

Issue #1 ft. Superman
While it would be easy to dismiss these characters as ridiculous, childish incarnations of superheroes... one should really read these comics before making that kind of judgement. Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw created some memorable characters that have been featured predominantly in other titles such as The New Teen Titans & most recently in Final Crisis. I love these guys so much... make sure you check these guys out if you want to read a real cool alternative comic title!

Custom figures by Joe Acevedo

7 comments:

  1. Great choice for the letter C. I loved this comic in the 80s. It was such a great concept. This is the animated cartoon that should have been made instead of the 'Lunatics'. It's really due for a comeback. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Dude, I forgot all about that comic! It was killer.

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  3. never hoid of it - but it's awesome! i love it!
    happy c day

    ps - i was more a sat morning cartoon gal, remember capt caveman?

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  4. I never heard of this comic, but I bet my husband has. Thanks for the C!

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  5. OH HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I want those action figures.

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  6. @Cap'n Carrot - Nice name... lol. Great minds think alike. I am a big fan of your blog... hope you find us here mildly entertaining and become a follower!

    @Tara Tyler- Capt Caveman was the shit.

    @Kris - Your Husband sounds like a great guy...lol!

    @Kal- That would be a great cartoon. Maybe DC should explore this title for one of their animated features...

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  7. Cap and the Crew got me into superhero comics in the 80's. I still love them, even Yankee Poodle! Cap and Fastback are the members I love most. I can strongly relate to their personalities. Plus, they each had cool powers!

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