Even back in their Silver Age heyday, the Legion of Super-Pets was a divisive concept.  On the one hand, it’s kind of neat to see a horse, dog, cat, monkey and glob of Oreo filling being as super as any Bismollian or Trommite, but there are also a number of logistical issues that never quite got overcome.  I mean, if you have hooves, you can’t put handcuffs on a bad guy, right?  Then again, there’s a whimsy to the idea of animals fighting crime to emulate their beloved masters that is joyful and pure, regardless of whether it makes a lot of dramatic sense, leading to today’s faunal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still thinks Batman needs a little pal, maybe a ferret or a raccoon or something, asking: Which hero MOST needs super-pets and what pet or pets would you give them?


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  1. I would have Rocket Raccoon to have an actual raccoon and have everyone occasionally not realize which one they are talking to.

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