Captain Carrot, for me, seems to be one of the few bright spots of this Countdown mess. There might be a few more, but as I have pretty much abandoned DCs new comics I wouldn’t know what they are. Well, let the turmoil swirl around the entire multiverse as it get destroyed again, as long as Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew have a chance to shine. The anthropomorphized animal superheroes are back! Yes!. There have been gripes and groans, by some who can’t take a joke, but for me with all the “serious” garbage going on in comics nowadays, it’s nice get into something that is simply fun. …And what’s a big part of fun? Funny, which I’m sure this Zoo Crew resurrection will be.
From DC's site:
The Zoo Crew is back in a 3-issue COUNTDOWN tie-in miniseries! Captain Carrot reunites the team to face a threat that begins at the "Sandy Eggo Comic-Con" and quickly menaces the entire world ! The gang's all here: Fastback, Pig-Iron, Yankee Poodle, American Eagle, Alley-Kat-Abra, and the Captain himself, taking on the Salamandroid!I only have to wait until October!
Here’s a nice thread at Comic Book Resources with the lowdown. It’s great because Scott Shaw, the artist, is actually answering questions about the series. I’m tired of getting angry or sad when I read comics. I want a big fat smile on my face for a change and I feel, -NO- I believe, this series is gonna do it. I have a sneaky suspicion we will get a good parody of the DC craziness of late. It will be nice to read Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew: the Final Ark. They don't call 'em funny animals for nothing.
Now if we could just get a Captain Carrot-Spider-Ham crossover...!
Oh and don't miss the Showcase Presents collection that reprints the original Zoo Crew issues. It's coming in September. Yes, this is the 3rd time I'm mentioning this. …hmmmm maybe I really want this project to succeed.
EDIT: The SHOWCASE PRESENTS CAPTAIN CARROT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.