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Monday, February 16, 2009

Sugar Overload

We apparently have two upcoming books from both DC and Marvel, that will feature Super Pets.
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And...

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For once I am delighted that they are coming out with what seems to be a similar idea. Because the possibility for sheer CUTENESS is overwhelming. And while, as a Green Lantern and other Superhero comics, I applaud things like kicks to the head, pummellings and a hurricane of eyeballs when the situation calls for it, I am...at heart...a girly girl. At least upon occasion. And let's just face it, cute puppy pictures ALWAYS make you go "Awwwwww...!" no matter HOW macho you call yourself.

In other news, I have heard a rumor that Kate Spencer, AKA Manhunter is going to become the new District Attorney for Gotham City. If this is true, then...Woohoo! At least she'll have more chance of showing up on random occasions.

Now... if they could just figure out a way to bring Blue Beetle's superb cast of supporting characters into more books.

22 Comments:

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Rich said...

Good heavens, DC's doing a pet team book too? And it's not the Legion?? And it's got Topo??? Pretty...

Nice to see Lockjaw and Niels getting some story time, too.

I wonder when we get an Amalgam miniseries for the two titles?

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger Maxo said...

Huh - I kinda like the idea of Kate becoming a resident of Gotham, especially considering her past experiences with Batman (I know, I know, Batman's "dead"). And ditto on Blue Beetle and his cast; I miss them already!

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Maybe some Blue Beetle cast will show up in Teen Titans...

Is Wonder Kangaroo DC canon??? :-/

 
At 12:26 PM, OpenID scottyquick said...

I really hope they get Andreyko to write ManHuntress, he's shown interest in Helena in the past and loved Gail's run on BoP.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger GL2814E said...

I gotta say the DC Super-Pets sure are money...

One question though, does Lockjaw really count as a pet? I thought he was an Inhuman? Just asking...

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Cove West said...

Streaky and Lockheed are WAY too smug for me to take any of this seriously. Who do they think they are, My Little Ponies?

Speaking of which, where's Comet? I read somewhere the other day that Comet was the most powerful Silver Age hero, having the powers of both Superman and Supergirl. As it is, the DC Pets have three Kryptonians and an Australian, versus Marvel Pets' one Asgardian and a really pretty bird (without Falcon, Redwing's just a normal bird, right?). The only way the Marvel Pets come out on top is if Scott Summers's pet Phoenix shows up, or if Eternity has some heretofore unseen pet Embodiment of Gerbils, Gerbility. Or, y'know, Marvel gets the rights to Godzilla again -- Mothra would eat all the capes and Ace would horribly maul Godzooky. Everyone wins!

Not sure why "vigilate District Attorney" and "Gotham City" weren't no-brainers in the first place. Great idea, whoever thought of it.

As for the Beetlemaniacs, I gotta believe that Paco and Brenda and Milagro all wind up on Oa. Please, Green Willpower God, in the name of all that is holy and moley, let me live long enough to see Milagro grow up to be the barmaid at Warriors!

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

Is that an Amazonian Kangaroo? What the fuck? Where's the connection?

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

...I have to say the Marvel book actually looks adorable in a way I can enjoy, whereas the DC one just looks silly. Part of it is the art style, I guess, and part of it is the fact that the DC pets just do, and always have, looked ridiculous in their little outfits.

Lockjaw looks a little bewildered there. Maybe he's not sure why he teleported in the midst of all those weirdos, or maybe he's just realizing that he can't fly and is a split-second away from crushing Lockheed and the Thunder Frog?

GL2814E: Yes and no. There was one story ages ago where Lockjaw was revealed to be an actual Inhuman whose terrigenesis had changed him into the form of a dog, but it was later retconned away -- and it's probably for the best, because he had been portrayed as just a dog for years before that, and continued to be portrayed as just a dog forever afterward. (And treated like a dog, which would be horrible if he really had the mind of a person.) So he's apparently just a plain old dog who was exposed to the Terrigen Mists for... reasons I'm not entirely sure of.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Cove West said...

Amazonian Kangaroo... invisible jet... bondage fetishism... espionage karate... go-go boots... taking gorillas... star-spangled swimsuit armor... Do I have to spell it out for you? Sheesh!

And people wonder why Wonder Woman is never taken seriously. She's like the weird cousin that Captain Marvel tries to avoid because, hey, that girl's got all sorts of freaky stuff going on, well-dressed talking tiger and super-genius worm!

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger Cove West said...

Speaking of which...

Thor, Frog of Thunder vs. Mister Mind, the Conqueror Worm!

The lilypad ain't big enough for the both of them!

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

I'm still waiting to hear whatever's happened to that "DC elementary" series that's supposedly in the works. A super-pets title or two will be cute enough to tie me over, though. ;-)

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger googum said...

Even though I'm totally not a cat person, I love Streaky and Niels, Speedball's cat. (There's a joke somewhere about the cat now being gothed into Penance, though.)

 
At 6:48 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I too, was wondering where Comet was. Oh, and Power Girl's cat.

But with all the blood and deaths and mayhem going on, a little silliness is always welcome.

 
At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Rich said...

"Is that an Amazonian Kangaroo? What the fuck? Where's the connection?"

You need to go read some of the crazy old Golden Age stories. Diana and the Amazons have been associated with kangas for decades, even if it's mostly ignored these days. They're riding animals on Paradise Island, at least back in the day.

If they stick with the original source material, the one in the photo is named Jumpa, by the way. :)

 
At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Rich said...

"Speaking of which, where's Comet?"

Fair question, since he's certainly part of the Legion of Super-Pets. OTOH, he probably should be. Comet wasn't originally a horse, he was a centaur stuck with a magical curse that makes him a (superpowered) horse except when a comet is in the sky, when he becomes a human. And, you know, dates Kara, without mentioning that he's actually her horse the rest of the time. Which is pretty creepy when you think about it, and an incitement to "riding bareback" jokes.

Which might be enough to disqualify him from a cute kid's book. Although that sort of thing sure didn't keep super-rapist Doctor Light out of Teeny Titans.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Rich said...

Sigh. "...shouldn't be" that is. Because, you know, not actually an animal.

 
At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condensed from The Original Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes Volume Two

"Jumpa. Wonder Woman's favorite Kanga. Kangas are gigantic kangarooes which are used by the Amazons for "girl-roping" and other sports. It is not clear whether the kangas are the same as sky kangas, the gigantic kangaroos used by the Amazons for interplanetary travel, but, as portrayed in the texts, the sky kangas would seem to be somewhat larger animals."

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

...WOW. Just reading that made my head explode. XD

Googum, the joke about Penance-Cat was in some issue featuring Squirrel Girl... I think it was the GLX/Deadpool crossover.

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

@ Rich and Anonymous: Thanks for the info, and yes it seems I should read some wonder woman back history. It is actually on my list of things to read as soon as possible. possible being a long time away though. :(

Still, an amazonian kangeroo just sounds, odd. my mind is boggled.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

Where's Rage Kitty from "Rage of the Red Lanterns"?

 
At 12:25 AM, Blogger Cove West said...

Dear Rao! You mean there's like a HERD of riding kangaroos roaming around Paradise Island? And SKY kangas? I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I don't even know whether I CAN laugh or cry anymore. That's gotta be the most DC thing I've ever heard of. Intergalactic flying kangaroos, holy mother of Paul Hogan...

So DC's got Superman. Locomotive, tall buildings, speeding bullet, American way, cats out of trees. Fine. Then Batman. Guy dressed as giant bat, but hey, that 'mobile. Okay, sure. So DC's looking around, they're thinking, 3's a nice number, gives things a nice triangle feel. We need one more. Two guys, we'll pick a gal this time. A babe. Give the fanboys some sugar. But not too much sugar. Gotta be an ass-kicker, too. Sweet and spicy, sweet and spicy...oh! Hot damn! We got just the chica-boom-boom right here! Superman, Batman, and THE WOMAN WHO RIDES A FREAKING SPACE MARSUPIAL!

To be honest, the oddest part is that the kanga menagerie isn't a BIGGER aspect of Wonder Woman's scene. Of all the weird things that DC likes to trot out as teh awesome, a herd of flying kangaroos actually sounds pretty neat. I could totally see someone like Craig Russell or Walt Simonson, someone with an imaginative grasp for animal anatomy, making the visual of an army of mounted bikini-women riding into battle atop war-kangaroos the most sublime image since that time Guy Gardner's ass fell on Hal Jordan's head.

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Cove, my dear, you have bold and brilliant ideas. But I'm afraid that very little could top Guy Gardner's ass falling on Hal's head.

For ME at least.

 

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