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Captain Carrot hopping into New 52 as Threshold’s K’Rot

With everyone focused on who will follow Gail Simone on Batgirl and the departure of Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette from Swamp Thing, we overlooked perhaps the biggest news to arise from DC Comics’ solicitations for March: that Captain Carrot will make his New 52 debut in Threshold #3, by Keith Giffen and Tom Raney. Only now he’s re-imagined as Captain K’Rot.

Created by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw, the anthropomorphic rabbit was introduced in 1982′s New Teen Titans #16. A series titled Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! launched months later and continued for 20 fun-tabulous issues.

Giffen confirmed to Comic Book Resources that Captain K’Rot is indeed his take on Captain Carrot. Asked whether he was a longtime fan of the original series, Giffen quipped, “There was a series?” Ever the joker. He quickly added, “Every book needs a borderline psychotic, booze swilling, whore-mongering rabbit. I mean, c’mon!”

The comics veteran teased last month in a CBR interview about Threshold that the series’ “breakaway” star would make his debut in the second issue. This will be the one fans start buying the book,” he promised.

Safe bet that Captain K’Rot will be revealed in the final page or panel of the second issue, leading to his proper introduction in Threshold #3.

THRESHOLD #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by TOM RANEY
Backup story art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale MARCH 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• Former Green Lantern Jediah Caul leads an assault on the powers behind the game…a very ill advised assault.
• Introducing CAPTAIN K’ROT!
• In the backup feature, the hunt for Larfleeze’s stuff turns up evidence that the theft was an inside job!

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So who came first, Captain Carrot or Rocket Racoon… or Howard the Duck?

So… Captain Carrot is now Rocket Raccoon? It could be worse.

Lol. I think he looks cool but its still funny.

@Adam W:

Howard the Duck – 1st
Rocket Raccoon – 2nd
Captain Carrot (Now as K’Rot) – 3rd

Because apparently in comics, we can’t have “fun” things.

Captain Carrot, looks like he went through a woodshed.Guy looks like Cable with the eye thing, minus the cool glowing and yes there is a bit of Rocket Raccoon in him.This is obviously a space adventure theme storyline.

It’s Keith Giffen, it will be fun.
Though, I’m not sure Captain Carrot needed a gritty reboot, but everyone has been getting one since the nineties. No one is safe! At least the super rabbit will get it with a tongue firmly placed in the cheek.

Scott Shaw!’s Twitter reaction was the expected reaction to this news.

No love for Hoppy the Marvel Bunny? Surely, he is the first super animal?

Scott Shaw must be rolling in his grave.

Mixed feeligns. Fan of Captain Carrot, don’t know if I want to see him turned into an even gritter version of Rocket Racoon he himself isn’t THIS hard core looking.

You’ve got to be shitting me.

If It was anyone else was writing it, I think there would be signs of worrying. But since it’s Keith Giffen, the guy who created characters like Ambush Bug and Lobo to make fun of super serious comics, I almost certain it’s a joke.

So Jaxxon moves to the DCnU?

Why can’t gritty be “fun”? I don’t understand why to be fun it has to only be lighthearted. Fun is relative. This looks cool to me. Now I want to check out Threshold.

Oooh— sooo grimdark + Seriouzz!!!! Nu52 rebooting for the win over creator Scott Shaw!

And looks like a ripoff of Jaxxon from the MARVEL Star Wars comics…

That image is hilariously over the top.

As if I needed more of a reason to skip this crap…

Should we be surprised after the pre-Nu-52 Wonder Dog?

What was Scott Shaw’s twitter reaction? I checked his account and he hasn’t updated in a while.

Check Shaw’s Facebook page for his thoughts. Looks like DC has found away to get around having to pay the original Captain Carrot creators any royalties with this K’rot name change and redesign. Classy.

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The Captain also appears in the Smallville webcomic, as a happy meal toy.

This is why we can’t have nice things. Gah. Someone make it stop.

(Why aren’t Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew part of DC’s kids’ line of comics?)

Apparently, we’re supposed to see ‘Captain K’Rot’ and pronounce it as Captain Carrot. But honestly, when I first saw the name, I thought it was Captain Krotch.

This is ridiculous :-(

This is what happens when you allow the Joker to commit suicide & Dr. Light to rape. This is why I quit comics after a half-century of enjoying them (’59-’09). I think DC will resurrect Wm. S. Burroughs for the next Universe reboot. & don’t even get me started on Marvel….

The saddest thing is that those complaining (righteously, mind you) about the New P.U. are those who were dragging Mort Weisinger thru the dirt & filth. Of course, they STFU when confronted w/ Alan Moore’s homage in SUPREME. Enjoying your harvest, True Reapers??? By the way, what cup size is Power Girl nowadays?

omg seriously dc . did not mind that you decided to have your universe start over. but to then go and change captain carrot to some thing that looked like it lost a battle with a lawn mower and call him krot. would it have just been too much to maybe resurect him as part of the new 52 from his look guess the zoo crew did not fair as well as him.

This isn’t going to end well will it? Perhaps there’s still hope for another Captain Carrot reboot, this version is in the DCU but maybe on another universe things could be different…

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