DC Super Pets Books, Featuring Wonder Woman And Her Pet Kanga, Jumpa

Recently, my nephew found this awesome series of DC Super Pets books that I never knew existed.  They’re super cute, and written by various authors with art from Tiny Titans‘ Art Baltazar.  The books open with a portrait of all of the DC universe heroes with their pets, including Wonder Woman and a kanga:

It turns out that the kanga’s name is Jumpa.  Here they are in action:

And here’s The Fastest Pet on Earth, a book starring Jumpa the Kanga:

My nephew loved the books so much that he’s convinced our local library to order the whole set, so I hope he gets that one soon.  I really want to read it!!

The range of super pets featured is impressive, from the well-known to the obscure, and they all seem to come from DC history.  Jumpa is no exception.  Kangas were a regular presence on Paradise Island in the Golden Age, as you can see on this cover of Sensation Comics #6:

But the folks at DC Super Pets got even more specific!!  Here’s Wonder Woman on a kanga in Wonder Woman #33 from January 1949:

It’s Jumpa!!  She didn’t have the sweet tiara and bracelets, but there she is nonetheless, over sixty years ago.  They really did their research.

The series is fantastic, and if you have a favourite super pet you should definitely check them out.  Chances are, your favourite has starred in their very own book!!

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3 Responses to “DC Super Pets Books, Featuring Wonder Woman And Her Pet Kanga, Jumpa”

  1. ComicBookVirgin Says:

    Both my kids love this series, my daughter in particular. We just finished one starring a Green Lantern last week and I actually wrote about “Royal Rodent Rescue” (Supergirl’s cat) for later this week. Great series for the smallest fan-kids.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      Yeah, they seem like great books. My nephew LOVES them. You can never go wrong with Art Baltazar, really. I’m looking forward to your piece on “Royal Rodent Rescue”!

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