Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rex the Matadog

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"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.

4 comments:

  1. Modern comics need more dogs.

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

    Does Damian still have that Bat-Hound wannabe?

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

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  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.

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