Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Animal Companions  

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List Rules Best animals in comic books. Upvote the superpets you wish you could own.

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 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 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 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 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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