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!!