Classic Comic Cover Corner – Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5

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Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling pop culture commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5 – July, 1982

Cover Art by Scott Shaw

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5 – July, 1982
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5 – July, 1982

If you are like me then you’ve often wondered how the Easter holiday became such a crazy amalgamation of Christian resurrection, colorful hard-boiled eggs, springtime parades and judgmental giant bunnies; but in DC Comics’ alternate Earth-C universe, inhabited by Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew, yet another odd variable was thrown into this mix – aliens!

New Teen Titans #16 - Feb. 1982 - Cover Art by George Perez
New Teen Titans #16
Feb. 1982
Cover Art by George Perez

Captain Carrot and his team (Alley-Kat-Abra, Fastback, Pig-Iron, Rubberduck and Yankee Poodle) appeared on the comic book scene in 1982 as a special insert in The New Teen Titans #16, and in their own early eighties’ series, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew.

In issue #5 of the series, in a spoof of the films Raiders of the Lost Ark and Chariots of the Gods, the heroes uncover the mystery of Easter Bunny Island, where an ancient race of space rabbits hid eggs containing alien monsters in the form of egg yolks.

As Oklahoma Bones, Jr. recounts the story of his Dad’s adventures on the lost island, the armor-clad Pig-Iron (AKA Peter Porkchops) inadvertently unleashes the yolk monster that Okie (Senior) had recovered from the strange island decades earlier, and funny animal wackiness ensues.

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew were created by the legendary comic writer, Roy Thomas, and illustrator Scott Shaw. But crew member Peter Porkchops first appeared in Leading Comics #23 (1947) and he had his own comic series for several years (of the non-superhero variety.)

Here’s hoping all of our readers have an excellent Easter holiday – and please try to avoid any alien egg yolks!

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Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.

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