Go-Go Gorilla and the Jungle Crew

    (Ape, 2005)
™ and © Ape Entertainment

For those of you who are still mourning the cancellation of Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew, you can now dry your tears. It’s obvious where Go-Go got its inspiration from, right down to sporting a cover drawn by Scott Shaw himself! For those unaware of Captain Carrot, Go-Go is a sophisticated humor series set in Jungle City, a city inhabited by animals, some of who have super-human (super-animal?) powers and use them to protect the city. If funny animals are your bag, check this series out.

— Mark Arnold

From the Comics Buyer’s Guide:

Go-Go Gorilla and The Jungle Crew contains 26 pages of story and six pages of kid fun. Go-Go Gorilla is a Superman knock-off, and The Jungle Crew is his Justice League. That said, the setting of “Jungle City” is sort of amusing, combining overgrown plant life with skyscrapers. This is perfect fare for kids, since it also contains six pages of puzzles and games.
The art is fairly solid, but Dustin Evans’ colors are more assured than his pencils; nevertheless, there are lots of good backgrounds and an animated feel about the whole piece.

The story will not challenge anyone (even 8-year-olds), but this is “kid safe,” and the creators are trying to have fun, even if they are copying most of their plots from 1960s super-hero comics. In the cut-throat comics market, this title is unlikely to survive. Perhaps the creators would be better off moving the characters to a magazine format—or a coloring book aimed directly at their younger audience. A Web-based version would also be interesting.

— Tony DiGerolamo

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Summer Special #1 Variation A

1 copy available for $4.99
Summer Fun Special; Cover #1 (marked as such)Mike HallDustin Evans

Summer Special #1 Variation B

1 copy available for $2.25
Summer Fun Special; Cover #2 (marked as such)Mike HallDustin Evans