Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rex the Matadog

"Rex the Matadog" from The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #36 (DC, 1957) by Bob Haney, Gil Kane and Bernard Sachs

Olé! (Yeah, I should be put down for the above pun. I beg your forgiveness.) Rex the Wonder Dog was an awesome dog strip from the 50s (with Detective Chimp back-ups!) that lasted 46 issues, eventually dipping a little too deeply into science fiction, but originally based on adventures of doggie heroes like Rin Tin Tin and Lassie, except on a more global stage, constantly parachuting into dangerous situations around the world. I'm a cat person, but I'm all about Rex.


  1. Modern comics need more dogs.

  2. I'm trying to think of dogs appearing regularly in comics today...

    Does Damian still have that Bat-Hound wannabe?

  3. Oh gosh, you just can't go wrong with Rex. He knows Lady Blackhawk!

  4. He's really well connected. Now that the Golden Age characters have been shunted to Earth-2, he's probably one of the DCU's earliest heroes.