We all know superheroes lead very serious lives but they’re also just like everyone else. For the most part. And that means they have pets. Announced this past summer DC is teaming up with Capstone Publishers to release a new series of books called DC Super-Pets. And now, Capstone is sponsoring a writing contest for kids in conjunction with this months launch!
With art by Eisner Award-winning illustrator Art Baltazar, DC Super-Pets features heroes’ companions Krypto, Ace, Streaky, Beppo, Jumpa, Storm, B’dg, Comet and Hoppy fighting against the villains’ animals Rozz, Bad News Birds, Dex-Starr (YES!!), Chauncey, Misty, Sneazers and Gorilla Grodd. Although the book will surely appeal to kids of all ages, the “My Pet Is Super!” contest is for kids in grades 1-3.
Children are asked to write a newspaper article about their pet, or a pet they know for The Daily Planet. The winning “reporter” will have his/her super-pet drawn by Baltazar PLUS the super-pet will appear in a future DC Super-Pets book! The grand-prize winner and his/her school will also receive books and the top 50 entries will receive two books, one for themselves and one for their school library. Read the complete rules and enter at www.CapstoneKids.com. The “My Pet Is Super!” contest runs from January 15, 2011-February 28, 2011.
Check out the sweet trailer for the series in the meantime…