Thursday, December 20, 2007

Captain Carrot Maintains Some Momentum

Scott Shaw passed along an announcement by DC (here) that a Captain Carrot trade is coming out.

Written by Bill Morrison, Roy Thomas and E. Nelson Bridwell
Art by Scott Shaw, Ross Andru, Rick Hoberg, Al Gordon and others
Cover by Shaw & Morrison
Captain Carrot returns in this volume collecting the 3-issue miniseries in which the Zoo Crew faces a threat that begins at the “Sandy Eggo Comic-Con!” Plus, adventures from The New Teen Titans #16 and Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #1 and #14-15!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US"

Now, this is not the full-blown Showcase Presents that would have reprinted every issue of the original Captain Carrot run, which was cancelled incidentally. That was the book I was so excited about, just so you know. What we’ve got collected here are: the new, 3 issue mini and just few stories that seem most relevant to countdown. Although it’s in color… I’ve already got these in comic form, so I’m a little conflicted. To me, it seems like the other animal superhero adventures will never see the light of day again. That would be sad. However, this collection does prove that there is some level of support for the zoo crew within DC and with the general public and that is absolutely a good thing. We all could use a lot more fun in our funny books.

If you bought an issue of Captain Carrot and the Final Ark, thanks from a fan.



Dean Wormer said...


CC is going to be in my oldest's stocking. I already bought a copy. That and Marvel Zombies. I really bought that last one for me but she likes it as well.

2nd kid is getting Teen Titans and an anime book.

Boy is getting Transformers comic and some other action book that escapes me. He's easy to buy comics for.

And Santa has comics for my stocking as well. He's kind that way. :)

Don Snabulus said...

It looks like Captain Carrot is a beneficiary of the Atomic Romance Bump(R). Your influence is spreading.

Swinebread said...

dean - comics for your kids is awesome. Your the best Dad ever!

snab - maybe a little, comic book news sites help more than I ever could, although I got dean to buy it didn't I!

Pandabonium said...

Mmmm carrots go well with Chipmunks.

Swinebread said...

panda - you bet!

Fade said...

I freaked out when I ran across the new books at the local comic book store. I hadn't stopped in there in over a year and when I saw it, I just had to buy it. I was in third grade when I bought my first issue of the original comic, in that same comic book store, Star Comics, in Lubbock,Tx.

The title that first got me hooked on comics...

Swinebread said...

fade - that is so awesome!