It’s no secret that life is better with a lovable pet by your side. Even superheroes understand the importance of a furry sidekick. Especially when those animals happen to come with a super-powered bonus. One such team within comics was made up of these enhanced pets, do you know who this is?
The Legion of Super-Pets made their official appearance as a team in Adventure Comics #293 in 1962. The team consisted of Krypto the Super-Dog, Streaky the Supercat, Beppo the Super-Monkey, Comet the Super-Horse, and the alien Proty II. The rag-tag team was formed following an alien invasion by the Brain-Globes. After they manage to summon the Legion of Super-Heroes from the future and control them, the world is in desperate need of a hero.
Upon discovering that the Brain-Globes cannot control animals, Krypto, Streaky, Beppo and Comet gather together to battle the alien forces. The pets manage to defeat the aliens decided to officially form the animal branch of the super club, the Legion of Super-Pets. Proty II would later join the team. Super Sons Annual #1 later introduced a new assembly of super-powered pets. Based in the post-New 52 and DC Rebirth universe, this team consisted of Krypto, Damian Wayne’s dog Titus, Streaky, Flexi the Plastic Bird, Bat-Cow, and Clay Critter.
The team was briefly disbanded following a battle with Dex-Starr and Harley Quinn’s hyenas Bud and Lou. However, when a group of dogs were kidnapped by an alien thief, Krypto and Titus reformed the group to rescue them. Outside of comics, a version of the Super-Pets was adapted into an animated cartoon series. This series featured Krypto, Ace the Bat-Hound, Beppo, B’dg, Comet, Gleek, Jumpa, Streaky, Storm, and Whatzit.
The Super-Pets are gearing up to take their adventures from the small screen to the silver screen. Warner Bros. and DC Comics recently announced plans for an animated feature film centered around the four-legged heroes. You can read more about this upcoming project here on Scoop.