Revealed in the soliciations for DC’s March, Keith Giffen will be adding an updated version of Captain Carrot to the cast of his new series Threshold. Now called Captain K’Rot, this version of the character will apparently be “a borderline psychotic, booze swilling, whore-mongering rabbit”.
One of the top three intergalactic bunny rabbits of all time, the majority of DC fans had been wondering where Captain Carrot was in the New 52 relaunch. It may well have been the #1 question posed to Dan DiDio at conventions, causing the company to frantically lay a Stephanie Brown-shaped smoke trail across their plans for the burrowing hero, in the hope to distract people away from the floppy-eared protector of the galaxy.
But now, with the help of an apostrophe and some wonky phonetics, the character is returned, and presumably without that dratted hassle of having to pay the creators royalties for their original work. Any day now Marvel are going to announce they’re publishing a M’Arvelman series.
Captain Carrot’s creator Scott Shaw has responded to the redesign on his facebook page:
As long as it’s not really Captain Carrot, I don’t care. If anything, I’m kinda amused by their rather lame attempt to fit an ‘edgy’ funny animal into the ‘New 52′ universe. Somehow, it reminds me of Warner Bros. Animation’s terrible LOONATICS UNLEASHED SatAM cartoon series. Where’s Ch’p, Thunderbunny, Jaxxon, Bucky O’Hare, Rocket Raccoon and Howard the Duck when we need ‘em?