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Can’t get enough news about Captain Carrot? OF COURSE YOU CAN’T! You all LOVE Captain Carrot! You’re all dying for the new Zoo Crew miniseries, and you’d all love to read this interview with the series’ creators!

Morrison says while “The Final Ark” is a story complete in and of itself, it may not be the Zoo Crew’s final arc. “We’ll have to wait and see how the public responds,” Morrison said. “Our editor Joey Cavalieri hasn’t given us any indication either way, but Scott and I are having a blast and would love to keep it going. I will say this, however, it could easily be the end, as the title suggests, or it could be a brand new beginning.”

Shaw! agreed, saying Captain Carrot and the rest of the Zoo Crew have plenty of stories left in the old rabbit hole. “Oh, there are tons of them,” said Shaw! “Enough to fill three hundred issues rather than the three we have to play with right now. But getting the opportunity to tell them all really depends on the readers’ response to ‘Captain Carrot and the Final Ark.'”

And whether or not all these stories – past, present or future – exist in DCU proper, Morrison says that will finally be answered by the miniseries’ final issue. “That question has been debated by fans for years, but this series will erase all doubt as to whether Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew are part of the DC Universe or not. And that’s all I’m prepared to say about that.”

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Cartoons and Monsters

DC has released their solicitations for the comics they’ll be shipping in October. Lots of stuff about Countdown, the Crime Syndicate, the New Gods, the Sinestro Corps, the Justice League, the Justice Society, and much more.

But for me, there were only two comics listed that really set my geeky heart a-thumpin’.

During the early ’80s, I, along with a lot of other people, re-discovered comics, thanks to Chris Claremont’s work on Marvel’s X-Men, and Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s work on DC’s Teen Titans. But not me. I got back into comics because of “Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew.” And it’s not like I was the only fan of funny-animal superheroics — the Zoo Crew has acquired a dedicated cult following over the years, despite more than a decade of open contempt from DC’s bigwigs.

But we wore them down.


Written by Bill Morrison

Art by Scott Shaw! & Al Gordon

Cover by Shaw! & Morrison

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!

On sale October 10 – 1 of 3 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

I have no earthly idea how this is supposed to tie into “Countdown.” But hey, the Zoo Crew’s back! Everyone do the happy dance!

For the second one, you have to go back further — as far back as I seem to be able to remember, I’ve loved monster movies (even when I wasn’t allowed to watch them as a child), monster makeup, scary stories, and Halloween. It’s now just about the only holiday I really celebrate, and by the time October gets here, y’all should expect to see me running around town in a vampire cape, biting random people on the leg, and making werewolf noises.

And DC knows what I like to read in October.


Written and illustrated by various

Cover by Gene Ha

Don’t miss this collection of 13 stories of tricks and treats by some of comics’ top creators, including writers Steve Niles, Mark Waid, Steve Seagal, Dan DiDio, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Peter Johnson (TV’s Supernatural), David Arquette (Scream), Cliff Dorfman (Entourage) and many more with art by Ian Churchill, Dean Ormston, Dustin Nguyen , Bernard Chang and others! The inmates of Arkham horrify each other with terrifying tales involving Superman and zombies, Batman and vampires, Robin and werewolves, Aquaman and witches, Flash and the dead, and more! Plus, the return of Resurrection Man!

On sale October 31 – 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

It’s an Eighty Page Giant — with monsters! HUZZAH!

That is, by the way, an entirely awesome cover, but everything Gene Ha draws is golden.

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