Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dragon Con 2014 Cosplay Crossover

A blog crossover, you ask? And Captain Carrot's Burrow is actually getting to participate for once? Yes. Yes it is true. How did this come to pass? Well...

Apparently there was this little shindig down in Atlanta recently called DragonCon. I think it's a comic book convention or something like that. Okay okay, I know what DragonCon is, but being poor AND living in Canada doesn't allow me to attend such things. I do, however, keep my eyes on them. Writing your own comic and running three different blogs, you kind of have to.

This year, due to a lot of personal issues (breaking up with my fiance, having to move AND being in a car accident that has left me with some crazy form of amnesia), I wasn't paying any attention to anything around me. So imagine my surprise when John Godwin sent me this X 3:

I was all "Holy crap! Somebody actually cosplayed as Captain Carrot!? And it's a pretty girl to boot?"

Then Shag from over at Firestorm Fan sent me these pics:

The model's name is Krystle Starr and you can head on over to facebook and LIKE her page here. She has a lot of very good cosplay pictures as various different super-heroes posted on her page. So go check them out.

She's also Chief of Staff for Samaze Magazine and there are tons more DragonCon 2014 pictures featuring Krystle and a lot of others, posted on their website. So check that out as well by clicking here.

Dragon Con Cosplay Crossover Links

As mentioned, several different blogs have teamed-up today to cover some of the amazing cosplayers at Dragon Con 2014! Visit these other character-specific blogs to see how they spotlight their own favorite heroes today. Visit them now, visit them later, and visit them often! (Shag wrote that, not me. I lifted it from his site because I am lazy.)

*Aquaman & Mera @ The Aquaman Shrine
*Black Canary & Arrow @ Flowers & Fishnets
*Blue Beetle @ Kord Industries
*Firestorm @ Firestorm Fan
*Flash @ Speed Force
*Hawkman/Hawkgirl @ Being Carter Hall
*Legion of Super-Heroes @ Legion of Super Bloggers

Looks like a fun time was had by all, and hey, maybe next year we'll get the whole Zoo Crew.

Keep on Crewzin', folks!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wizard Magazine Captain Carrot April Fool's Article (May 2004)

Well, look what I finally managed to track down. It took quite a while, but I finally found a scan of the article that goes with the Phil Jimenez art I posted on the blog a few months back. The article, contained in the May 2004 April Fool's issue of Wizard Magazine (sorely missed) tells of a supposed 6 issue mini-series, written by Geoff Johns with art by Phil Jimenez. The series would star Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, with guest appearances by the Swamp Thing, Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, and Green Lambkin from the Justa Lotta Animals. The basic storyline is one that is familiar to all Captain Carrot fans, as it later appeared in issues 30 and 31 of the 2003 run of Teen Titans.

The Teen Titans story, was of course, a much truncated version of what is outlined in the article below. I really wish that they would have made THIS series, instead of the small couple of pages we ended up with. This series would have been fantastic, and I would have loved to see the Swamp Thing team up with the Zoo Crew. I think it would have been cool if they brought back the Zoo Crew's swampy villain Mudd from issue #4 of Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (June 1982), to go up against Swamp Thing. Alas, it was not to be. Just another cruel April Fool's joke on the part of Wizard Magazine.

I hate April Fool's unless I'm the one playing the jokes.

Enjoy the article, and thanks to Shag Matthews from over at Firestorm Fan for bringing this the thing to my attention way back when. Yes, it took me this long to track it down, but I didn't forget.

Oh, and before I forget. The issue number of Wizard for this article is #151. Now go read it, enjoy it, and wish longingly for good things that never happened.

Keep on Crewzin', folks!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Random Panel(s) of the Day #5

Sorry to muck up a Random Panel entry with words (gasp), but I'm confused by Multiversity's Captain Carrot. Is this supposed to be the actual Captain Carrot? He says he's met Superman before (New Teen Titans # 16 and Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew #1).

Anybody know? If he is supposed to be the real, true one and only Captain Carrot, then WHY DIDN'T THEY JUST DRAW HIM CORRECTLY??

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Captain Carrot MULTIVERSITY image!

Found a new Multiversity image today featuring Captain Carrot. While not what I was hoping for when an internet friend e-mailed me to tell me about it (I was hoping for an actual panel or two from the story), it's still a great image.

Love the homage to Action Comics #1. Can't wait to read this book.

Multiversity #1 hits comics stores this month. August 20th to be exact.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Captain Carrot in Grant Morrison's MULTIVERSITY

Well, it's been confirmed. Captain Carrot is in Grant Morrison's Multiversity limited series. And he even made the cover!

Although, I'm not sure why he looks like that. The solicitation says 'Captain Carrot like you've never seen him before'. Great, just damn great! Hey DC? How about you just put the classic version in there? Didn't you learn anything from the whole K'Rot fiasco? I guess not.

Oh well. I'll pick up the first issue at least.

Multiversity ships in August 2014.

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:10 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:50 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON
Blank variant cover available
On sale AUGUST 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with six covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here!
Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!
Comprising six complete adventures – each set in a different parallel universe – plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It’s a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!
In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it – including Captain Carrot, like you’ve never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred – in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!

(About damn time!)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Random Panel of the Day #3

My next Funny Animal purchase

That's right, it's Power of Shazam #29, August '97. Can anybody guess why?

I've never read an issue of Shazam in my life, so I have no idea if this is gonna be any good. But Hoppy's in there, so I'll probably like it.

If you think this is the worst (or best) thing you've ever read in your entire life, let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Another Yankee Poodle Sighting, Ambush Bug: Year None #1 - Sept. 2008

So, I was sitting around today. I was supposed to be sleeping, not on facebook, but who can sleep these days? Not me, that's for sure. Anyway, I WAS on facebook, and noticed I had a new message from facebook friend and fellow Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew fan, Carl Gibson. I know you're dying to know what it said, so here it is:

"I was just flicking through my comics collection and noticed Yankee Poodle appeared in Ambush Bug: Year None. Not sure if you already knew this but as a fellow Zoo Crew fan I thought you may be interested!"

Am I interested? Oh hell yeah, I'm interested. I had no idea that Yankee Poodle had made an appearance alongside Ambush Bug, who has long been another one of my favorite DC characters (Seeing a pattern? Yes, I love all the weirdo characters). Strangely enough, I had been looking to pick up all the Ambush Bug comics just a few weeks before, but the comic shop I was at was missing a few issues of each series, so I decided to hold off until my next online purchase. (I ended up buying some Jonah Hex mini-series instead.)

Quickly, I looked up Ambush Bug: Year None over at mycomicshop.com. Six issues, written by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, with art by Keith Giffen and Al freaking Milgrom??? Yeah, sign me up. So I quickly placed an order for all six issues.

Yankee Poodle appears in issue one of the series. This is the synopsis for the first issue, taken from Wikipedia (I'm at work, and don't have time to write it up myself, so I'm taking the lazy way out).

From the wiki:
The first issue, "Hey, You Sank My Battle-Ax!", revolves around Ambush Bug trying to solve the murder of Jonni DC, a female version of Johnny DC. Through the course of the story, Ambush Bug encounters such DC Comics characters as Yankee Poodle, Egg Fu, Ace the Bat-Hound, and 'Mazing Man. Through the course of his investigation, he is pursued by his evil sock, Argh!yle!, and his minions bent on Ambush Bug's destruction. Also pursuing him is "Go-Go Chex", a mysterious being whose face is completely covered with the checkerboard pattern that appeared at the top of DC comic covers during the 1960s; he constantly speaks in 1960s phrases and slang, and refers to everyone around him as "Wonder Chick". Occasionally, the Source Wall, as a sentient slab of concrete, appears vacationing across time and space in places where Ambush Bug passes.

And here are the two pages of the book that pertain to Yankee Poodle:

She tells Ambush Bug to F.U??? SWEET!

Yankee Poodle! 'Mazing Man! Egg Fu! Al Milgrom! And of course, AMBUSH BUG! How can I go wrong with this mini-series? So happy I ordered it! Unfortunately, I can't say anything recommending the series to those of you who haven't read it, as I have yet to read it myself. But if you're an Ambush Bug fan, I'm sure you'll probably like it.

Thanks again to Carl Gibson for pointing me in the right direction. You totally made my day. And if any of you out there know of any other cameos by the Zoo Crew that I may have missed, don't hesitate to yell at me.