Monday, February 24, 2014

"Legion of Super-Pets"

With all the rumors buzzing about director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel 2" (aka "Batman v Superman"), is it too ridiculous to speculate that animals from DC Comics ' "Legion Of Super-Pets", may also join 'Wonder Woman' and 'Lex Luthor' in the 3D feature ?

'The Legion of Super-Pets' currently appear in the "DC Nation Superman 75th Anniversary" short that was shown @ New York Comic Con 2013 and included in the "Man of Steel" DVD release.

Although animal members of "The Legion Of Super-Pets" had appeared in various comic books throughout the years, the super-animals made their official team debut in DC's "Adventure Comics" #293 (February 1962).

The team roster included 'Comet' the 'Super-Horse', 'Streaky' the 'Super-Cat', 'Krypto' the 'Super-Dog', 'Beppo' the 'Super-Monkey' and shape-changer 'Proty II'.

Significant appearances include issue #322 (July 1964) when 'Proty II' is initiated onto the team and issue #343 (April 1966), with the 'Super-Pets' helping the 'Legion of Super-Heroes' battle the 'Luck Lords'.

Issue #364 (January 1968) was titled, "The Revolt of the Super-Pets!"

The team rarely appeared after the Silver Age except for 'Krypto' who become a supporting character in various "Superman" comic book titles.

Other versions of the 'Super-Pets' appeared in "DC Super Friends" #14 and on the cover of Marvel Comics' "Not Brand Echh" #7.

DC Super Friends included 'Ace the Bat-Hound', the 'Aquaman' octopus 'Topo' and 'Jumpa' the 'Wonder Woman' kangaroo, led by 'Ch'p', a squirrel-like 'Green Lantern', that became the 'inspiration' for Marvel's 'Rocket Racoon' from "Guardians Of The Galaxy".

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