Top 5 Dogs in Comics
No one can deny that dogs are one of man’s best friends. So it’s no surprise that they appear in comics too. Today I discuss my top five for dogs that appear in comics.
- Hot Dog
Upon his original introduction to Archie Comics, Hot Dog was identified as belonging to Archie Andrews. There followed a brief period during which his ownership was uncertain. Eventually, he found a permanent home with the Jones family. He quickly took on the mannerisms of his adopter, including a love of food, an inherent laziness, and a surprising level of intelligence. He is easily one of the most enjoyable parts in Archie comics.
Krypto the Superdog is Superman’s pet dog in the various Superman comic books published by DC Comics. Krypto’s breed is never specifically given in the comic books, and he is drawn as a white dog of generic pedigree. While there have been several versions of this Superdog, he usually has all the same powers that any other Kryptonian would.
- Scooby Doo
When you think of Scooby Doo you probably think of the beloved television series, but what you may not know is that he has his own line of comic books too. Gold Key Comics began publication of “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” comic books in December 1969. The comics initially contained adaptations of episodes of the television show, and later moved to all-original stories until ending with issue #30 in 1974. From 1977 to 1979, Marvel Comics published nine issues of Scooby-Doo. In 1995, Archie Comics began publishing a monthly Scooby-Doo comic book, the first year of which featured Scrappy-Doo among its cast. In 1997 Warner Bros.’ DC Comics acquired the rights to publish comics based on Hanna-Barbera characters. DC’s Scooby-Doo series continues publication to this day. I probably don’t have to explain why this dog is so loved because honestly who doesn’t know and love Scooby Doo.
- Ace- The Bat Hound
Originally appearing in 1955, Ace has no unbelievable super powers, he is just a good dog. Loyal and protective to Batman and Robin, Ace typically stays at home to protect the Bat-cave. Ace may not be a consistent character in Batman mythology, but there is no reason not to have a big viscous dog hanging out with Alfred back home. Like Krypto, he has had many adaptations in comics ranging from being first introduced as an abandoned German Sheppard, to his most recent adaptation as a guard dog of the Joker that was left for dead.
The famous pet of Charlie Brown has taken a life of his own. Snoopy has become a highlight in the Peanuts collection. First appearing in 1950, Snoopy and his own pet bird, Woodstock, get up to their own adventures behind the scenes. Snoopy is also an extremely great pilot, and his become the official NASA mascot of Aerospace. After 66+ years Snoopy is one of the world’s most iconic characters, and is more recognizable than his owner.
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