Thursday, March 3, 2016

Captain Carrot & The Zoo Crew and Marvel Tails



I wasn't a huge reader of funny animal comics growing up, but I would usually give them a look when they were superhero-related.  Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew was always a fun read, and I also liked it when Spider-Ham expanded his world.  My only regret on this cover is that I had no room to include Goose Rider - I love that name!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are the Shirt T-t-t-tales when you need then?

David Welsh said...

The guy being saved must be Gardner Fox.

Cary Comic said...

Either that or Starfox.*


*Doesn't Marvel have first copyright dibs over the videogame character (re: the name)?

John Small said...

At some point you need to do one of your large-scale crossovers that includes these characters along with Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, Super Duck from the old Archie Comics (1940s), and Super Goof!

Bob Buethe said...

@Cary: Character names can't be copyrighted, but product names can be trademarked. That's why DC and Marvel could each have a character named Captain Marvel, but only Marvel could use that name as the title of a comic book (and TV show, action figure, etc.)

Bob Buethe said...

@Cary: Character names can't be copyrighted, but product names can be trademarked. That's why DC and Marvel could each have a character named Captain Marvel, but only Marvel could use that name as the title of a comic book (and TV show, action figure, etc.)

Bob Greenwade said...

Next up, the Zoo Crew is joined by the Justice Ducks (as led by Darkwing Duck)!

Anonymous said...

Bob's right. Although, another (lesser) reason why Marvel and Nintendo probably never got into a big legal battle over the name is the spelling. "Starfox" was coined, as one word, in AVENGERS v. 1/#243 (May 10, 1984). The similarly-named videogame came out, nine years later, with the title rendered as two _separate_ words!

Matthew Baugh said...

I love this cover, and especially how it mirrors the cover of the Flash issue that introduced Earth 2.

Simreeve said...

Verry nice!

Yes, that's Gardner Fox, taken here from one of Captain Carrot's adventures.

Cap has already met Hoppy, in an episode during the Oz-Wonderland War when rabbits from several different realities were called together: The two competed a bit for the attention of Wonder Wabbit (from the Justa' Lotta' Animals of 'Earth C-minus', whose comic-book adventures Cap's civilian identity draws and whom he'd already met before once this). Cap grumbled something to Hoppy about not knowing which was worse, "the bolt on your costume or the nut inside it"...

^_^

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