Greetings from the Odinson,
The worlds of comic books and pop culture are full of entertaining animals. Brave ones too. From Lassie to BJ’s pal, the Bear, from Air Bud, the slam-dunking Golden Retriever, to Clyde the two-fisted orangutan, there are many brave, funny, and smart critters around either making us laugh or saving poor little Timmy from that darn well, again. Animals even come in the anthropomorphic variety like the Looney Tunes, Disney Ducks and Mice, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters. But there is another kind of animal, a select breed that stands out among the rest. They are the Super Pets!
These pets are more than just household animals kept around for companionship. These are the brave critters that fight alongside our heroes for truth and justice and will stop at nothing to see that evil is punished. From the dragon Lockheed, loyal friend to Kitty Pryde, to Bubo the golden owl and funny little companion of the legendary hero Perseus, there are many brave critters ready to take up the fight for good.
But these following are the elite Super Pets:
Zabu – Zabu is the mighty companion of Ka-Zar, Lord Plunder of the Savage Land. He is the last known surviving saber-toothed tiger, but this fact does not curb his bravery in the face of unbeatable odds. Whether it’s a monstrous rampaging T-Rex or a pack of out-of-control Savage Land Mutates, Zabu is always the first into the fray and always the last one standing.
Redwing – Redwing is the companion of the high-flying hero known as the Falcon. He is an excellent hunter and loyal friend. Through their special mental bond, Falcon can see through Redwings eyes, a helpful trick for special reconnaissance missions. Redwing’s speed and sharp claws also make him a feared enemy of evil and a great asset for the fight for justice.
Krypto – Krypto the Super Dog! He’s the loyal companion of the greatest super hero of them all Superman. Originally from Krypton, Jor-El, Superman’s father, used Krypto to test his rocket ship to see if it would be safe for baby Kal-El. Though his rocket was knocked off course, eventually it did land on Earth and Krypto was reunited with Superboy. Powered by the rays of the yellow sun, Krypto is stronger, faster, and possesses abilities far beyond those of average dogs. Like Superman, he even has heat vision. Evil doers beware for this doggy has bite, a bite that can chomp steel to be exact.
Lockjaw – Lockjaw is a huge bulldog from the secret lost city of Attilan and loyal companion to the Royal Family of the Uncanny Inhumans. Other than his great size and bite strength, Lockjaw also possesses a sort of sixth sense allowing him to detect when and where trouble will go down. By vibrating the cosmic tuning fork embedded on his forehead, Lockjaw can teleport himself and others over great distances, even to other worlds and dimensions. This massive canine hero is a natural born leader in the animal kingdom and fantastic judge of character. In his many interactions with humans, he has befriended some of the world’s greatest heroes including Spider-Man and the Thing.
Scooby Doo – Scooby Doo is a lovable Great Dane with an insatiable appetite for food, an infectious laugh, and a knack for solving mysteries. Together with his best friend Shaggy, the handsome Fred, brainy Velma, and the beautiful Daphne, Scooby Doo drives across America in the Mystery Machine and solves mysteries. Though most definitely not fearless, give him a Scooby Snack and Scooby Doo will face any obstacle. Whether it’s The Creeper or Ghost of Captain Cutler, Scooby and his gang of ghost hunters always seem to be able to come out on top.
DynoMutt – This bionic pooch is the loyal companion of the world renowned super hero the Blue Falcon. Dynomutt’s entire body has been altered by science to be able to adapt to any situation. His limbs can extend and stretch to great lengths, and anything he needs, from screwdrivers to helicopter blades to flamethrowers, his insides seem to be able to produce any gadget to meet the challenge of any situation. Though Dynomutt’s whimsical attitude and absentmindedness often trips up Blue Falcon, he seems to always come through for his buddy in the end.
Man’s best friend is an understatement when referring to this menagerie of Pet Avengers, DC Super Pets, and Hanna-Barbera standouts.
This is Odinson bidding thee farewell