To help celebrate Be Kind To Animals Week here at FoJ, today I would like to talk about my favorite super-hero pet. In the last few years there have been plenty of wonderful story-books starring the DC Super-Pets. They were written by such authors as J.E. Bright and Sarah Hines Stephens, and all were illustrated by the wonderful Art Baltazar (who I have had the pleasure of meeting three times. Really really nice guy). Although I *do* have a soft-spot for Aquaman's "pets" Topo the Octopus, Ark the Seat, and Storm & Imp the Sea-Horses, the greatest super-pet is, without doubt, Krypto the Super-Dog.
|Krypto's debut in 1955|
|From the 1966 SUPERBOY cartoon|
Even mainstream public will recognize him if you say his name. And for that name recognition alone, Krypto IS a Super Dog.
Today is comic book artist Ty Templeton's birthday. Best known as one of the major BATMAN: ANIMATED SERIES artists, he has also worked on THE AVENGERS, SUPERBOY, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE SIMPSONS, and many, many others. His blog Ty Templeton's Art Land features his take on various comic-book and pop culture issues, hosted by his own creation "BUN." He is based in Canada (Toronto, I believe) so it's unlikely that I will ever meet him, so here is my most sincere Happy Birthday wishes to him! Happy Birthday, Ty Templeton!