Posted on June 9, 2012


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[Main Image: Bones Mello, the AT-AT Dog]

As explained in my last article, we’re going to make a team of superheroes based on animals.  And there’s no better place to start than with the most loyal of animals, the dog.  So we’ll make a canine-like man.  Yes, he’s his own best friend.  But hopefully he’ll be in better shape than John Candy.  And no, we’re not naming him Barfolomew.

So what would it take to make a canine hero?


It’s hard to have a canine hero without hair.  Lots and lots of hair.  And I don’t simply mean that he has to be Greek.  Rather, he should look like the Michael J. Fox version of Scott Howard, sans the letter jacket and sunglasses.  A condition which causes such an effect is called hirsutism.  Side show freaks with hirsutism were often called wolf-boy, dog-boy, or monkey-boy.  However, as stated in…

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