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DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia
DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia
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DC Super-Pets

DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia

by Steve Korté
Illustrated by Art Baltazar

Every super hero needs a Super-Pet! This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles, stats, and history about the DC Super-Pets and their owners. From Superman's loyal dog, Krypto, to Batman's heroic hound, Ace, this guide to the World's Greatest Pets has more than 200 DC characters, including many never-before-seen pets, all illustrated in Art Baltazar's Eisner Award-winning style! With an introduction by legendary creator Geoff Johns, the DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia is sure to please comic book lovers young and old.

PublisherPicture Window Books
BrandDC Super-Pets
Age Level6-8 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Trim Size8 1/2 x 11
Page Count128



NetGalley Review - Erin Williams

"Kids who love DC should love this book." - NetGalley Review

October 12, 2013

NetGalley Review - Ashley Lynch

"The Super Pets have long been under-rated and ignored. I love that this encyclopedia is dedicated to them. It's full of information and wonderful images." - NetGalley Review

July 22, 2013

The Perfect Storm blog - Hannah

"It's a really cute book for kids. The illustrations are super fun and entertaining. I would definitely get this book if your kids are into superheroes, or the DC Super Pets series." - The Perfect Storm blog

August 13, 2013


Unshelved Book Club - Gene Ambaum

"The thing I really love about Picture Window’s DC Super-Pets books is Baltazar’s character designs and drawings, and this book is full of both." - Unshelved Book Club

November 22, 2013

Amethyst Daydreams blog - Megan

"This book is great! I read it together with my kids and they had a great time with it! They loved that it included some of their favorite heroes and pets from Super-Pets, Tiny Titans and all the DC Comics. The art is typical of Art Baltazar's work - super fun and cute! There are all kinds of cool backstories for the pets and even a section describing the comics cannon origins of some of the characters. I think any child or adult would love to read this fun book!" - Amethyst Daydreams blog

June 5, 2013

Snarky Mom Reads blog

"Moms (& closet comic book fans), keep an eye out for this book – it’ll be well worth any purchase price!" - Snarky Mom Reads blog

June 27, 2013


Robot 6, Comic Book Resources - J. Caleb Mozzocco

"At the risk of overstating things, I may have just read the single greatest book of all time, Capstone’s DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia, a compendium of more than 200 heroic and villainous pets, compiled mainly from the line of Art Baltazar-illustrated chapter books for young readers." - Robot 6, Comic Book Resources

October 10, 2013

NetGalley Review - Kai Charles

"Loved this! Capstone has done a wonderful job expanding the DC Universe for kids of all ages." - NetGalley Review

August 16, 2013

The Fairview Review blog - Suzanne

"This is a fun collection of 200 super-pets (both hero and villain) with all the information you would like to know about them. I was pretty confident that I knew my super heroes, but I found out about pets I had never heard of before. . . .With so many super characters to keep track of, this is a handy guide for any fan." - The Fairview Review blog

September 26, 2013


Flayrah blog - Rod O'Riley

"Take a closer look at the cover and you get an idea just how many animal characters are included here!" - Flayrah blog

July 17, 2013

Kid Lit Reviews blog - Sue Morris

"What I like about the DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia is how easy it is to find a super-pet. There is a picture index, a text index, size charts, and a full spread super-pet group illustration in the front of the book. In the back is a blank group image with numbers indicating what super-pet is where in the front group image. . . .If you or your child likes Saturday morning cartoons or live to watch the Cartoon Network, you will enjoy turning off the television and reading this encyclopedia." - Kid Lit Reviews blog

October 20, 2013

NetGalley Review - Nanci Booher

"...a must have for any library that has the DC Super Pets books. It breaks down everything you want to know about the superpets with great illustrations and text that you will enjoy reading with the kiddos." - NetGalley Review

August 8, 2013


San Francisco Book Review - Avery, Age 9

"The cool thing is each super pet has their own full-sized page in the book that lists their stats like favorite food, secret bio, who their super hero owner is, and who their allies and foes are. By the end of the book I was wondering why this hasn’t been made into a game yet. I know it would be a great companion for kids to use to figure out what animals they need to collect and how they would compete against another super pet." - San Francisco Book Review

October 7, 2013

NetGalley Review - Terri Broz

"Super-Pets is a clever look at the world of superheroes. Students will be attracted to the bright cover and comic theme." - NetGalley Review

June 9, 2013

Raven Heather's Kingdom blog - Heather Burke

"This graphic novel is geared for ages 6-8; however this is a must have for any DC comics enthusiast. . . .There is an entire series of chapter books staring the super pets. This works as a guide or a companion book with the chapter books." - Raven Heather's Kingdom blog

September 2, 2013


Musekicker's Reading Place blog - Cherie Fournier

"If you have children interested in super heroes or just enjoy the Tiny Titans world of comics this is a good pick for them. I think they’ll enjoy it." - Musekicker's Reading Place blog

August 11, 2013

Booklist - Sarah Hunter

"From the table of contents, which features the tiny face of each pet instead of its name, to the splashy endpapers squeezing the more than 200 pets into a group portrait, Korté and Baltazar’s (Superman Family Adventures, 2013) compendium of all things superpet is a visual feast of bright colors, jauntily exaggerated lines, and cheerfully cute faces. . . .Peppered with fun facts, jokes, and handy guides to power rings and the different colors of kryptonite, this browsable handbook is a treasure trove for burgeoning superhero lovers." - Booklist

December 15, 2013

EarlyWord Kids blog - Lisa Von Drasek

"Stunned is the only word that can describe my reaction to the DC Superpets! Character Encyclopedia by Steve Korté illustrated by Art Baltazar. . . .Every full color page contains a delightful discovery of comic book heroes and their pets. It opens with a crowd shot of DC heroes with their pets — that’s 331 figures to identify. No worries, there is a key on the last page." - EarlyWord Kids blog

December 6, 2013


NetGalley Review - Michelle Lestourgeon

"A fine additon to the DC Super pets series. So many charcacters, you can now look them up much easier. A must have for our collection." - NetGalley Review

September 12, 2013

Place of Reads blog - Michael, kid reviewer

"It taught me about the super pets and their owners. And I liked mainly everything about it." - Place of Reads blog

July 26, 2013

Test Try Results blog - Natosha

"This is an awesome comic book all about the super pets and evil villian pets. It explains their costumes, and which fits best with each super hero." - Test Try Results blog

August 6, 2013


NetGalley Review - Martha Dodge

"I know our young patrons are quite fond of superheroes, so it's nice to see a book like this one, designed just for them. You don't have to worry about content that is inappropriate for even the youngest reader. . . .I'm sure our little hero fans will get a kick out of this one." - NetGalley Review

July 5, 2013

SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog - Lorid Henderson

"If you’ve ever wanted to know more about DC’s super pets, wondered what kind of pet Green Lantern or Wonder Woman would have, or just love animals in general, then this book is for you." - SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog

August 31, 2013