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August 08, 2007


James Meeley

Great stuff, Mark, but how could you forget to put up an issue of the Punisher War Journal (or was it Punisher War Zone?) with Punisher and his criminal-choppin' buddy Max?

You really slacked off on that one, my friend. ;)

Brian Disco Snell

Actually, Krypto showed up in the last panel of last week's Superman (or was it Action? Who can tell these days...) to save Jimmy Olson's bacon...

Mark Engblom

Hey, thanks for reminding me, Brian! When I wrote the piece, Krypto hadn't made his last-panel appearance...so I'll definitely correct the post to reflect that. I'm glad someone's paying attention around here!

Mark Engblom


AAAIIEEE! I knew I'd overlook somebody's mutt...wouldn't you know it was the Punisher's. Oh well...Marvel's still a relatively dog-free environment. Thanks for the heads up though, James!


LockJaw handles marvel's dog needs by himself.

Bill S.

It seems like the S.C.P.A. was revived in the Krypto the Superdog cartoon, which also brought back Streaky and Ace the Bat-Hound.

As goofy as super-powered pets are (why they're any goofier than super-powered humans is another matter altogether), Krypto always appealed to me on a visceral level. It just feels right. One of the few bits of merchandise I have is a stuffed Krypto. (Less so with Ace the Bat-Hound; can you imagine the current version of Bats heading into battle with a dog wearing a mask? It made sense when Batman adventures routinely included oversized props, less so nowadays.)

ShadowWing Tronix

Nobody mentioned an unmasked Ace as Bruce's pet on Batman Beyond. I don't think he was on a cover, but he did help Terry out in the field now and then. Once they started getting along, that is.

Vivek Golikeri

Don't forget Rovo, the superdog pet of Mighty Boy on the asteroid Zumoor. In one old tale, Superboy visited Zumoor and made a friend of a super-hero parallel to himself. Sadly, this friendship was destroyed by the fact that physical contact with Superboy had the same scary effects on Mighty Boy and Rovo that red kryptonite does on Kryptonians.


Thanks for the info, but how did Mammoth Mutt die?


Wow! That dog looks a lot like my dog! Is it a Fox Red Labrador like mine?

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