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Scott Shaw! Comic Sprouts Up Oct. 10

This coming Wednesday, October 10, the first issue of DC Comics' three-issue mini-series, CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK, co-created by Scott Shaw! and Roy Thomas, hits stands. CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK has been written by Bill Morrison, drawn by Scott Shaw!, inked by Al Gordon, colored by Tom Luth, lettered by Ken Lopez and edited by Joey Cavalieri.

With humor similar to THE SIMPSONS and ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK explores a world of "funny animals" that mirrors (and parodies) those of more traditional comic books. Captain Carrot (secretly cartoonist Rodney R. Rabbit) leads a team of animal superheroes, the Zoo Crew -- which includes Pig-Iron, Alley-Kat-Abra, Rubberduck, Yankee Poodle, Fastback and American Eagle -- as they face the threat of marine terrorists who are at the forefront of a planet-wide war between land-dwelling critters and the inhabitants of "Earth-26's" oceans.

Along the way, the title pokes fun at comic book conventions, J. J. Abrams' upcoming giant monster movie, DC's 52 and COUNTDOWN series (for which CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK is actually an official tie-in), death in comics, lawyers, Tex Avery, Sergio Aragones, Prince, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Jack Kirby's NEW GODS and much more.

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