Earth Station DCU Classics Issue 5: 1982 – Crisis on Earth-Prime and Captain Carrot

Earth Station DCU Classics Ep 5

In 1982, with Crisis on Infinite Earths still a few years away, writers like Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway were making full use of the DC multiverse. “Crisis on Earth-Prime” was their ambitious crossover event that spanned five issues of Justice League of America and All-Star Squadron. Thankfully Drew is here to break it all down for us because this story involved no fewer than four super-teams (the JLA, the JSA, the All-Star Squadron, and the Crime Syndicate) and four parallel Earths (1, 2, 3, and of course, Prime). Not enough for you? Fine, we’ll throw in classic JSA foe Per Degaton, plus enough time travel to make Rip Hunter dizzy. By coincidence, Kevin’s 1982 pick is also by Roy (with an assist from Gerry), and also involves a parallel Earth, as we visit Earth-C for the debut of Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! DC had just about given up on humor comics by this time, but took a chance on this offbeat project from Roy and cartoonist Scott Shaw! In the first story, we meet super-rabbit Captain Carrot (whose real name is Roger Rabbit – seriously) as well as the rest of the Zoo Crew, including Pig-Iron, Rubberduck, and our favorite… Yankee Poodle. Superman (looking slightly out of place) is along for the ride, as well as a certain giant evil alien starfish. You know the one. Join us for all the fun and help support your friends from the ESO Network at the same time. Click here!

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