Friday, July 08, 2022

DC "League of Super Pets"

DC "League of Super Pets" is the new CG-animated feature based on DC Comics' family of crime-fighting animals, directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine, starring Dwayne Johnson as the voice of 'Krypto the Superdog' and Kevin Hart as 'Ace the Bat-Hound', with Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna and Keanu Reeves, targeting a July 29, 2022 theatrical release :

The 'Super Pets', debuted with 'Krypto' the superdog in DC's "Adventure" #210 (1955). 

'The Legion of Super-Pets' debuted in "Adventure Comics" #293 (1962).

The original Legion roster included Krypto, 'Comet' the superhorse, 'Streaky' the supercat, 'Beppo' the supermonkey and 'shape-shifter' 'Proty II'.

Significant appearances include "Adventure" #322 (July 1964) when 'Proty II' is initiated into the team and "Adventure" #343 (April 1966), when the pets help the 'Legion of Super-Heroes' battle the 'Luck Lords'.

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

"...when the 'Justice League' are kidnapped, 'Krypto', the alien super-dog belonging to 'Superman', forms a team of shelter pets with super powers...

"...including 'Ace' who becomes super strong, a pig named 'PB', who can grow to giant size, a turtle named 'Merton', who becomes super fast and a squirrel named 'Chip', who gains electric powers..." 

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