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Doctor DC Podcast

May 2, 2019

This week we talk all about the sentient animals of the DC Universe!

Apes, dogs, cats, insects, and everything in between - there’s lots of animals who have achieved a higher level of consciousness.

Sponsored by Great Lakes Grooming Co. 

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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News and Notes

(3:27) Superman and Batman Are Uniting In New Series

(5:24) Second Pennyworth Trailer

(10:24) First Trailer for Swamp Thing

(13:30) James Gunn Breaks Silence on Suicide Squad

(16:00) DC to Release 8-Bit Episodes of Batman: Curse of the White Knight

(17:33) Detective Comics 1000 Sold Over Half Million Copies

(18:47) Heroes in Crisis Writer Tom King Has Received Death Threats



***Skip to 28:55 to avoid***


Sentient Animals

(29:01) Ultra-Humanite, Monsieur Mallah, Grodd, what's up with DC's fascination with apes?

(36:11) Who is Detective Chimp?

(42:35) Who are the sentient animals?

(45:28) Which sentient animal would make the best/worst companion?

(50:58) Introducing a new super animal in to the DC Universe.

(54:04) Which sentient animal could support their own book?

(57:39) If Comet was given the choice, would he go back to being a centaur, becoming fully human, or staying a horse?

(1:03:53) Elevating the consciousness of a non-sentient animal sidekick.

(1:08:53) Where does Bobo fit in to the hierarchy of intelligence?

(1:13:08) Are all super-dogs good?

(1:17:14) Hoppy, Captain Marvel's furry pal.

(1:18:52) The character Crafty, from Morrison's Animal Man.


Dial Doc

(1:22:01) Scribbles the Dog

(1:22:57) The Humanatee


Characters, Places, Things

Ace the Bathound (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Bud and Lou (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)



Detective Chimp (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Dex-Starr (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Gorilla City

Gorilla Grodd (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Hoppy (Earth-C-Plus) (PreFlashpoint)

Krypto (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Mallah (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Rex the Wonder Dog

Ultra-Humanite (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading & Viewing

Animal Man Vol 1 005

Day of Vengeance



Charlie Day

Fran Drescher

Patrick Warburton

Steve Buscemi