WikiFur:Comic of the Week/Week 2, 2007

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Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew is a DC Comics comic book property about a team of funny animal superheroes called the Zoo Crew. Published from 1982 to 1983, it was created by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw!.

The team originated while Superman was investigating a strange phenomenon causing the citizens of Metropolis to begin acting like their primate ancestors. He found a ray streaking at him from a strange barrier surrounding the Earth, and used a meteorite as protection. When the ray struck the meteorite, Superman and the meteor's fragments were sent from Superman's native dimension into Earth-C. There, Superman met several of the world's residents, who had gained superpowers when they were struck by the various meteor fragments.

The animals and Superman soon teamed up to stop the source of the ray, which turned out to be Starro, a sentient starfish. After defeating the villain, the animals decided to stick together and form the Zoo Crew, and Superman returned home. Although the series lasted only 20 issues, the characters still appear occasionally in cameos in the DC Universe.(more...)