The Legion of Substitute Super-Pets

For DC superheroes, the only thing better than a teen sidekick is a super-pet! (And the only thing better than that is a mischevous supernatural imp, but that’s another story.) However, for every famous Streaky, Ace, Beppo, and Proty, there’s a less-successful creature with a sad tale to tell. Here are just some of the super-pets that, for some reason or another, just didn’t work out.

Name: Aquacat
Species: Cat
Super-Pet of: Aquaman
Reason Failed: Ate finny friends

Name: Firewing
Species: Phoenix
Super-Pet of: The Martian Manhunter
Reason Failed: Creative differences

Name: Goldie
Species: Goldfinch
Super-Pet of: Green Lantern
Reason Failed: Poor color choice

Name: Rampagey the Bloodthirsty Super T-Rex
Species: T-Rex
Super-Pet of: Superman
Reason Failed: Defeated entire purpose

Name: Lightning
Species: Dog
Super-Pet of: Green Arrow
Reason Failed: Drug addict

Name: Chauvie
Species: Pig
Super-Pet of: Wonder Woman
Reason Failed: Ideological differences

Name: Goldie
Species: Dog (Golden Retriever)
Super-Pet of: Green Lantern
Reason Failed: Poor color choice

Name: Shelly
Species: Snail
Super-Pet of: The Flash
Reason Failed: World’s Fastest Snail still only so fast

Name: Ace, the Bat-Hound (first attempt)
Species: Dog (Chihuahua)
Super-Pet of: Batman
Reason Failed: Too yappy, mask didn’t fit

Name: Hawkie H. McHawkerson
Species: Hawk
Super-Pet of: Hawkman
Reason Failed: Overdid the whole “hawk” thing

Name: Goldie
Species: Goldfish
Super-Pet of: Green Lantern
Reason Failed: Eaten by Aquacat

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3 Responses to The Legion of Substitute Super-Pets

  1. David Thiel says:

    Name: Susie
    Species: Rabbit
    Super-Pet of: Hoppy the Marvel Bunny
    Reason Failed: Inappropriate workplace relationship

  2. Dave says:

    This was a rejected one:

    Name: BatCat
    Species: Cat (Black)
    Super-Pet of: Batman
    Reason Failed: Batman superstitious, cowardly

  3. David Thiel says:

    Some more:

    Name: Stacy the Super-Submissive
    Species: Human
    Super-Pet of: Wonder Woman
    Reason Failed: Subtext became text

    Name: Foot-Long
    Species: Wiener Dog
    Super-Pet of: Elongated Man
    Reason Failed: Herniated discs

    Name: Proton
    Species: Flea
    Super-Pet of: The Atom
    Reason Failed: Made Jean Loring itchy

    Name: Hummy
    Species: Hummingbird
    Super-Pet of: Red Tornado
    Reason Failed: Found embedded in telephone pole

    Oddly enough, I can’t think of one for Black Canary.