Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Coolest Animal Theme Edition


In the Golden Age of Comics, nearly anything could become a superheroic identity.  Just ask the likes of War Nurse, The Clown, 711 and The Bouncer, each of whom is about as goofy as one might imagine.  Of course, among the most common methods of heroic nomenclature is the use of animal theming, with the obvious example of The Bat-Man (as his earliest appearances would have it) leading to decades of similar themes, from Hawkman to Timber Wolf to the Black Panther and back, with side trips along the way in the lunatic realms of Wonder Warthog, the Mandrill and the dimwitted legend known only as Pumaman.  Spider-Man’s rogues gallery alone accounts for a couple dozen different genus and/or species (I’m not sure which, I never took biology) of creature-inspired super-dupers, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always felt bad for Tiny, having to be an Owl when the others were kickass birds of prey (and a swan), asking: Which super-type has the overall coolest animal theme?