Hey look! A Super Pets Special!!!
Writers of Lego Batman and the Lego Movie are now working on a DC Super Pets movie for Warner. Despite a lukewarm reaction from comic speculators it is the type of thing likely to get a large amount of kids into theaters which means parents will be shelling out money for tickets, merchandise and all the other things that come with it. Now is the time to speculate as prices are still reasonable. Myself, Steve Horn and Ben C have assembled this Super Friends list. As of right now no one knows who will be included in the film so the best thing to do is list as many as possible even though there are some that are pretty safe bets.
The Super Pets have a much longer history that you might think but over the decades they appeared infreqently and had long stretches where they didn't appear at all.
First appearance of the Super Pets as a team
Most of the members made their first appearances in others books which I will address in this article but this book is the the team's first!
First Legion of Super Pets and Origin
First Comet the Super Horse
As appearances of the pets were sporadic, there are many issues worth looking for that don't have first appearances but are still important. The Pets make a special appearance in this one.
Looking for notable moderns it is certainly possible that this is the team that will end up in the film.
Last Legion of Superheroes in Adventure Comics. Super Pets also appear.
First appearance of Krypto the Superdog
Krypto is a lock for the film. He is easily the most iconic of all pet related heroes.
First Appearance of Beppo the Super-monkey
Beppo is also a pretty sake bet to make the team.
First appearance of Ace the Bathound
I'm not sure if Ace makes the cut but at least one bat hound is sure to be included.
Superboy 80 Page Giant 147
Origin of the Superpets
First appearance of Titus
My money is still on Ace but Titus is a better dog!
First appearance of Alfred the Cat
Alfred is a long shot but one of the best comic cats every created.
First appearance of Batcow
Currently he is probably the most popular pet among collectors. There is no way Batcow gets left out.
First appearance of Proty 2
First appearance of Proty
First appearance of Streaky.
Streaky is another pet who will likely make the team.
I am going to list a lot of firsts and key books from here on out. Just remember that most will probably only make cameo appearances in the film or won't appear at all.
First appearance of Whizzy
Whizzy is a descendant of Streaky
Superman Family Adventures 3
Nembo Kid 55
First appearance of B'dg
First appearance of Jumpa
I doubt we are going to see Jumpa as a main character but this cover is awesome!
First appearance of Ch'p
First appearance of Topo, Aquaman's pet octopus
First Modern Appearance of the Super Pets?
The pets make appearances is this newspaper style series.
First appearance of Zod's Three Naughty Doggies ( Vlea, Dom & Tronk )
First appearance of Flexi
First appearance of Bud and Lou
Bud and Lou appear
First appearance of Jerry the Jellyfish & Jimmy the Mussel
First appearance of Inky & Spot
First appearance of Hoppy, Sammy Skunk, Snip, Zero, Fuzzy Bear, Chipmonk, Billy the Kid, Chuck the Duck, Hermann, Muss, Willie the Worm
First appearance of Gleek
First appearance of the Space Canine Patrol Agents including Paw Pooch, Hot Dog, Tail Terrier, Tusky the Husky & Chameleon Collie
In this issue Krypto Joins the Legionaries.
First appearance of Tusky the Walrus
First appearance of Mammoth Mutt and Ignatius the Iguana ( Villain ),
Mechanikat ( Villain )
First appearance of Dawg
First appearance of Bzzd
First appearance of Salty the Aquadog
First appearance of Krypto Mouse
First appearance of Fluffy
Other pets worth noting: Ark, Robin Robin, Chuck, Storm, Bull Dog, Big Red, Stripezoid, Zallion, Ribitz, Gratch, Buzzoo, Fossfur, Zhoomp, Eeny, Charlie, Stinky, Silky, Quiver, Quill, F.E.L.I.X., M.A.X., Thud, Ace-Mite, King, Geoffrey, Vapors, Gunshoe, Misty, SHadow, Blue, Haley, Dusty, Pierce, The Doom Pet Patrol
IF you are going to have a movie like this then the super pets are going to need someone to battle! Here's some of the likely candidates and a bunch that probably will not make the cut!
First appearance of Dex-Starr
If I were a betting man I would put Dex as the prime candidate for lead villain to oppose the pets.
First appearance of Bizarro Krypto
First appearance of Destructo ( Lex Luthor's dog )
I have to be honest I have no idea which comic this awesome rendition of the infamous Joker Fish appeared but I want the plush.
In 2016 DC released a series of plush toys, some of which are now quite rare.
First appearance of Osito
Who wouldn't want to see Bane's teddy bear come to life in an animated film?!
First appearance of Artie the Puffin
Other villains; Crackers & Giggles, Rozz, Chauncey, The Fursome Five, Lefty, The Mad Catter, Dribodod, Dogwood, X-43, Bit Bit, Banjo, Computo, Rebound, Razor, Admiral Peary, Griff, Waddles, Sobek, General Manx, Sneezers, Fer-El, Titano, Whosh, Pronto, Snort, Tootz, Eezix, Fimble, Waxxee, Rolf, Donald, Webixx,
Looking for more info try this! Based on Art Baltazar's renditions this go to resource will give you all the info you need!