comic book characters The Best Comic Book Animal Companions

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Saving lives and doing hero stuff is a tough gig. Luckily these comic book animals are able to console their superhero owners after a long day's work. These are the best animal companions found in comic books. Some of these animals even fight crime as much as their superhero owners. But which superpet is the most awesome?

Krypto, who has powers similar to Superman, is probably the most well known superhero animal companion, but did you know Thor has a pet frog or that Lobo has a dog (...but don't tell him that)? Some feline friends have even made their way into the world of comic books. 

Who's the best comic book superpet? Here's your chance to let the world know who the best animal in comics is. Vote up the comic book animals you think would make a great pet.
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Lockheed


Lockheed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Lockheed is an intelligent alien dragon who can fly and project fire, and has a unique connection with X-Men's Kitty Pryde. They first met when the X-Men were captured by the Brood. Kitty made sure to save him when they escaped and named him after a dragon that was in her fairy tale story, which she told to a young Illyana Rasputin to get her to go to sleep. It's hard to recognize Kitty without Lockheed nowadays. (Uncanny X-Men #153, 1981)

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Zabu


Zabu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Zabu, the only known living saber-tooth tiger in the Marvel universe, is the loyal companion and ally to Ka-Zar. Zabu saved Ka-Zar from a group of human Savage Land natives when he was a boy (then known as Kevin Plunder). Zabu was exposed to radioactive mists that gave him near-human intellect. (X-Men #10, 1965)
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Krypto


Krypto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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When you think of a superpet, Krypto more than likely is the first to come to mind. He was Superman's pet on Krypton, and like any loyal pet, found his way back to his owner on earth. Krypto has the same abilities as Superman... Lucky dog. (Adventure Comics #293, 1962)

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Redwing


Redwing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Sam Wilson (Falcon) bought Redwing in Rio. Thanks to Red Skull's manipulation of the Cosmic Cube, the two aren't just pet and owner anymore, now they share a telepathic link. They're able see through each other's eyes and Redwing understands Falcon's English commands. (Captain America #117, 1969) 
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Lockjaw


Lockjaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Lockjaw, who resembles a large bulldog, was infected by the Terrigen Mists, which gave him the abilities to teleport, have super strength, ingest matter, and even predict the future. He's a prominent member of the Inhumans, and acts as the escort to the Royal Family of the Inhumans... and is of course their best friend. (Fantastic Four #45, 1965) see more on Lockjaw
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Ace the Bat-Hound


Ace the Bat-Hound is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Batman is just full of surprises. Not only did he take the time to return Ace to his original owner, but he took Ace back with open arms when his owner couldn't take care of him anymore. Ace quickly became a beloved member of the Bat Family. He's also an integral character in the animated TV show, Batman Beyond. (Batman #92, 1955)

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#65 on The Best Characters from Batman Comics

#16 on Complete List of Bat-Family Members, Batman Sidekicks

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Throg


Throg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Throg has a very tragic past. He use to be a normal man named Simon Walterson, with a bright future, but his football career disappeared after an injury, and his wife was tragically taken from him. Wanting to speak to his dead wife one more time, he sought out a gypsy who could connect him to the spirit world. When the gypsy learned Simon had no money, she turned him into a frog. He was given the power of Thor when he picked up a sliver of Thor's hammer. (Thor #364, 1986)

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Dawg


Dawg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Animal Companions
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Someone call PETA right now! Okay, well... maybe not. Dawg is the pet bulldog of DC's Lobo. Though, if you ask Lobo, he'll probably deny it. Lobo was so tired of denying his ownership of Dawg to Superman, that he stomped Dawg to death. Or did he? Dawg was later seen traveling with Lobo as he went to earth to fight Green Lantern and Atrocitus. Can't keep a good pooch down. (Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special #1, 1991)