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Quote of the Day | Scott Shaw on DC’s Captain K’Rot

“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?”

– Captain Carrot co-creator Scott Shaw, reacting to the announcement that the character will be reimagined in
DC Comics’ Threshold as “a borderline psychotic, booze swilling, whore-mongering rabbit” named Captain K’Rot

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I wonder when I’m going to stop looking at art for upcoming DC or Marvel things and assume that someone is telling a joke.

Awful. Maybe DC should just admit they’re out of good ideas.

Yes, DC is trying to capture the fun of Rocket Raccoon. (imo) No thanks.

Man, Lunatics Unleashed was terrible, the Duck Dodgers remake was so much better.

Kept waiting for this to be a joke… it’s not, huh? Well, with Rocket Raccoon hitting the Big Screen, guess DC decided they needed an anthropomorphic analogue… you guys sure this ain’t a joke?

I like how this article doesn’t print the full quote from Keith Giffen: “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!”

Christ, if there’s one form of internet ‘humour’ I absolutely despise – Besides, obviously, thinking that tortuously over-extended similes and using a hundred words where three would do are same thing as ‘jokes’ – It’s pretending that something that’s blatantly meant to be funny in the first place isn’t, so you can make fun of how ‘unintentionally’ hilarious it is. IT’S AN TOUGH GUY SPACE HERO VERSION OF CAPTAIN CARROT WRITTEN BY KEITH GIFFEN. OF COURSE IT’S FUCKING *MEANT* TO BE FUNNY. Just like the Doom Comic. And that Star Wars dancing game. And a hundred other things I’d had to suffer through sub-Seanbaby ‘witty’ takedowns of.

STOP FUCKING DOING THIS.

So, is Alan Moore’s GLYCON available for borrowing??

Scott Shaw! should just go to WARNER ANIMATION an pitch a cartoon series based on the *original* Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew— Carrot, Pig Iron (the Swine of Steel) , Fastback (the Reptilian Rocket), Alley-Kat-Abra (with her Magic Wanda), and Follywoodsters Yankee Poodle and Rubber Duck.

Get Bruce Timm to produce it, and WB’ll have the funny-animal JUSTICE LEAGUE-sque show that we didn’t know we’ve all been waiting for! With all the Super-Heroes on the big and small screens lately, the time is right for CC&HAZC [whew!] the animated treatment it deserves*.

Guarantee at least 2 seasons, and it’ll get MORE people watching it than the what, 5 – 15K? THRESHOLD expected floppy buyers. With the additional bonus of that cartoon audience being NOT just the usual “New DC” one of White, Older Males—- ie, children… and their parents… and non/casual comics readers. Which is to say, a group that’s in large numbers are not buying the “New 52″; and one that can be GROWN.

WARNER BROS’ rich legacy in both LOONEY TUNES and DC COMICS makes a Captain Carrot cartoon show based on Shaw!’s original humorous version seem a natural— and they ALREADY already own the rights to the
characters. Unfortunately, making the show’ll involve the parent company taking them from under the control of the DiDio/Harras/Johns/Lee DC regime, who’d rather use Shaw!’s creations as in the THRESHOLD grim-n-gritty **cough MARVEL’S Rocket Raccoon cough cough** reboot…

But maybe WB can get them from those current nuDC ‘IP overseers’ and make this cartoon series possible? (And leave the grim-n-gritty Nolanverse superheroing for the WARNER Studios films and CW shows.)

**Only I’d change Abra-Kat-Dabra to be a more (pre-nuDC) CATWOMAN type of character, better fitting for her “Felina Furr” secret identity

Final Crisis is where DC went to die. Thank you for being the scribe, Grant Morrison.

I just say if his name is not Captain Carrot, then he is NOT Captain Carrot! This is a new character as far as I am concerned.

Doesn’t it get old to have the same old characters over and over. So far most characters in the New 52 have been a “boozing, psychotic, whore-mongerer”… I guess that’s all they know now.

is it just me or does it look like Scott Shaw is not the only one being ripped off this look like Neil Adams buck oh hare

Sorry, but this is comic books. The keyword being COMIC. As in humor. Take a breath fan boys and girls.
Scott Shaw, you’re creation is evolving. Literary characters tend to do that. Be happy that your once lame character is getting a chance to exist in a mature universe.

@Scott

So because they’re called comic books, they should never be taken seriously? That’s a spit in the face to so many people and their creations and so many other things that I don’t even know where to start.

So you dont like the new idea that DC is doing with Captain Carrot? Well first off you should never create for a company that does work for hire. Second, just dont buy the book. I was never a Captain Carrot fan, and I still am not going to buy this new book, as it does not even appeal to me. But who knows, there might be fans out there who like this idea.

I think the more interesting tidbit is that this basically cheats Scott and the rest of the Captain Carrot creators out of any royalties, since they’ve made enough changes.

“Quote of the Day”, my big, fat ass. I never heard a !#$%?!? word from ROBOT 6′s “reporter” Kevin Melrose on this issue and let’s face it, if he figured out how to find me here on Facebook, he could have reached me directly, if for no other reason, than to ask my permission to reprint my comments, which I stand by. ROBOT 6′s crack newshound merely cut-and-pasted my personal post here. (Does he get paid for such strenuous work?) No mention of co-creator Roy Thomas, no mention that Roy, Gerry Conway Conway and I collectively own 20% of the original CAPTAIN CARROT character (or the fact that our “ownership” only applies to certain aspects of usage)? Nice going, Kevin. Most of all, no one asked me what I think may well be the REAL reason Captain Carrot was “re-imagined” by DC Comics.

Y’know, I fucking HATE what passes for journalism on the Internet.

I agree entirely with Scott Shaw. A modicum of effort by Kevin Melrose or one of his collaborators would have led to a much more interesting and insightful piece. Journalism should require a broader skill set than knowing how use control-C and control-V!

Wow, I’ve been a reporter for years, and I never knew it!
Long live the real Captain Carrot.

Scott, you made the comments on Facebook. In public. Anything posted on line is fair to be reprinted because it was done in public and there’s no assumption of privacy. This falls under the Fair Use Doctrine and he did nothing wrong. Your attack on Kevin was merit-less.

Instead of disproportionate outrage and attacking someone who did nothing wrong, why not respond professionally by adding additional comments you might have? Certainly far more productive than attacking someone.

I’m well aware of that fact, Lawyer Lad, and I absolutely stand by my comments. What I was foolishly expecting was COURTESY, a rarity on the Internet and increasingly, in the meat world.

Scott, then frankly it makes your outrage all the more sad. What we want out of life and what we get are different, but in this case you went on the attack and showed true colors when it was not warranted. Sad to say my childhood fondness for your work is greatly diminished by the way you handled your “disappointment.”

Comics Journalists are Comic Book writer wannabes, from what I’ve seen–with ridiculously rare exception (and I have known good people who just happen to do this). There is no higher calling for the vast majority beyond ‘fluffing’ Marvel and DC at every opportunity, and taking a dump on Indy/small press ‘competitors’, whether these creative geniuses have done anything or not.. At least, the latter was my personal experience HERE only a few years back, when I guy’s review consisted of ‘My LCS didn’t order it, so it can’t be any good.”. .. The ones who can’t write but who achieve status become editors, and are able to fire people like Gail Simone. :D

Lotta rage in this thread about a sweet, innocent cartoon character going dark and gritty. It almost feels like some kind of meta commentary or something.

I’m with Scott Shaw! on this one.

ASH: Too true — also random rage about stuff that doesn’t even have to do with the initial story itself. Jim’s random screed about his feelings towards the people who write the articles he obviously enjoys reading is especially bizarre.

I saw Scott Shaw’s reaction and figured Kevin must have misquoted him or taken his quote out of context or something. Given that Kevin didn’t, I’d say that’s an over reaction. The idea that someone needs permission to quote something you posted for all the world to see is ludicrous. If you just meant for it to be seen by your followers on Facebook, you can set your preferences to do just that. Or just stay off social media altogether.

I also find the notion that Kevin committed some sort of journalistic faux pax to also be ludicrous, as this isn’t an item running on the New York Times or even CBR proper … Kevin is a blogger, and it’s his role to find interesting and relevant “cool stuff” around the web, to post commentary, or both. This quote fits into the first category. There’s a mistaken notion that bloggers are journalists, and while there is a lot of blurring in that area — esp. with news sites that think they are doing actual reporting because they cut and pasted something from another site or are using quotes another site got legitimately — they really are too different things, and it’s pretty clear that Robot 6 for all intent and purposes is a blog and he’s doing what they are intended for.

Two different things. Sorry.

Scott Shaw! should just go to WARNER ANIMATION an pitch a cartoon series based on the *original* Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew— Carrot, Pig Iron (the Swine of Steel) , Fastback (the Reptilian Rocket), Alley-Kat-Abra (with her Magic Wanda), and Follywoodsters Yankee Poodle and Rubber Duck.

Get Bruce Timm to produce it, and WB’ll have the funny-animal JUSTICE LEAGUE-sque show that we didn’t know we’ve all been waiting for! With all the Super-Heroes on the big and small screens lately, the time is right for CC&HAZC [whew!] the animated treatment it deserves*.

Guarantee at least 2 seasons, and it’ll get MORE people watching it than the what, 5 – 15K? THRESHOLD expected floppy buyers. With the additional bonus of that cartoon audience being NOT just the usual “New DC” one of White, Older Males—- ie, children… and their parents… and non/casual comics readers. Which is to say, a group that’s in large numbers are not buying the “New 52″; and one that can be GROWN.

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Quoted because this is a great idea that needs to happen ASAP.

You know, after seeing all the rage-filled comments here, I have only one simple question for Scott Shaw!, Kevin Melrose himself, and Flip Maker:

…………………………………..Is there a doctor in the house?

*sigh* Why DC? Just….why?
Why take one of your most iconic and humorous funny animal characters, and turn him into a blatant rip-off of Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon? In retrospect, this makes the Countdown tie-in look positively brilliant by comparison.

I’m beginning to think that Keith Giffen might just be falling from grace. For every Lobo and Ambush Bug story he’s written, he seems to have written about a half-dozen ripoffs of other characters (Lunatik, anybody?) or just poorly written humor stories (Super Extreme Christmas Special). Let’s not even get into the infamous swiping incident.

I’ve been extremely cynical about comics ever since the DC reboot began, and this new title might just be the Final Nail in the Coffin for me.

Capt. Carrot and amazing zoo crew no.1. my mom bought it for me so that i would have something todo during the 8 hr. ride from our town in ingleside texas, to where my dad was in jail in huntsville. I was six and from that day on, comics captivated me mind and soul. I held onto that issue for 28 yrs.. Comics are still a passion for me to this day. I am thirty seven and I dont think i will ever not read comics. understand this if you can. capt. carrot started me on a love of this medium and you may not like the new and improved storyline and hero. but maybe some kid outthere will and comics and story telling and good guys and bad guys and all the in be tween will live on. be open minded and less critical life is short and good stories and great art is what fandom is about. Thanks Capt. Carrot from your biggest fan Ace Kimbrell

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