Captain Carrot


Captain Carrot

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caption=Captain Carrot from issue #5. Art by Scott Shaw.
character_name=Captain Carrot
publisher=DC Comics
debut="New Teen Titans" #16 (February 1982)
creators=Roy Thomas (writer)
Scott Shaw (artist)
real_name=Roger Rodney Rabbit
species =
homeworld =
alliances=The Zoo Crew, BC Comics (Earth-C's version of DC Comics)
aliases =
supports =
powers=Superstrength, enhanced vision and hearing, superior stamina, limited invulnerability, ability to leap long distances.|

Captain Carrot is a fictional anthropomorphic superhero published by DC Comics. His first appearance was in "The New Teen Titans" #16 (February 1982). He was created by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw.

Publication history

Captain Carrot is depicted as a superhero who lived on the otherdimensional world of Earth-C, an alternate Earth populated by sentient animals, which was later redesignated Earth-26 in the new DC Multiverse. At the beginning of the "Captain Carrot" series, he was referred to as "Roger Rabbit"; later in the series, "Rodney Rabbit" was usually used, to avoid legal issues involving the literary (and later film) character Roger Rabbit.cm

After their initial appearance in "New Teen Titans #16", Captain Carrot and team appeared in 20 issues of their own series, "Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!". According to the final issue of the series, the book was cancelled in favor of placing the Zoo Crew in a number of miniseries, but only one such miniseries, the three-issue "Oz/Wonderland War" (in which the characters became involved in an interdimensional war involving the worlds of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll), was ever published.

The Captain and Crew returned in a miniseries titled "Captain Carrot and the Final Ark!" (October-December 2007). After the new DC Multiverse, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew are said to reside on Earth-26. The end of that series shows their Earth to be rendered uninhabitable and the Captain has an ocean liner loaded with refugees that is transported off the planet by the Just'a Lotta Animals. The ship is then accidentally sent to New Earth. The Justice League encounters the ship and lands it safely, though all the passengers, including the Captain and his Crew are transformed into non-anthropomorphic animals. The superheroine magician, Zatanna, unaware of the animals' true nature, claims Rodney as a pet for her magic act.

Powers and abilities

*Upon eating a "cosmic carrot," Rodney is imbued with various superpowers, including limited invulnerability, super-strength, enhanced speed, stamina, hearing, and vision, and the ability to make gigantic, powerful leaps. Later in the series, Captain Carrot was able to achieve full flight.
*Rodney's powers are the only ones out of the Zoo Crew that aren't permanent; after 24 hours or a period of extreme exertion, Captain Carrot's powers wear off, and Rodney reverts to being normal again. As such Rodney keeps a grow-op to ensure a continuous supply of carrots and keeps two holstered on his costume for recharges when necessary.

Bibliography

*"New Teen Titans" #16 (February 1982)
*"Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew" #1-20 (March 1982-November 1983)
*"The Oz-Wonderland War" #1-3 (January-March 1986)
*"Teen Titans" #30-31 (December 2005-January 2006)
*"Captain Carrot and the Final Ark" #1-3 (October 2007-December 2007)

External links

* [http://www.comixology.com/podcasts/1/Captain-Carrot-and-the-Final-Ark-1-of-3- comiXology.com's podcast] with Bill Morrison and Scott Shaw on the Captain Carrot and the Final Ark mini-series


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