Yay Spot! Thanks for saving Santa from aliens!
And Spot saved Rick apparently! He really is a super dog
Good point. Also, I know the arc’s over but, King? Pete? Tarot? Epic battle with a Griffin who’s not “evil” per say but “sort of a jerk”? Move the story along man! It’s ridiculously interesting!
I was actually referring to where we last left Spot (Superdog). Tied to a chair in an orphanage.
i concluded that he broke out of the ropes and saved everything in a very Spot (superdog) fashion.
This comic is non canon to the Spot (superdog) storyline. Just a christmas special.
Like how the Pokemon movies have nothing to do with the series other then introduce new Pokemon and legendaries.
End of arc. Each arc does tend to focus on different characters, but the spotlight will swing back eventually – and plots do tend to come together.
Santa seems oddly similar to Bino. My mind, it cannot process this.
Santa is getting on in years so recently he’s become more commercial and cynical, thus giving him a personality similar to Bino though not as bad as Bino’s personality actually is(most of the time anyways).
Well, hard to get a much bigger change of pace than Spot saves christmas.
And Peanut is evidently beginning to lampshade himself. At that rate he may soon be writing a genuine comic book.
Maybe he’ll write a webcomic where humans are quadrupeds and can only speak in basic grunts and other simple noises.
Johnathan Swift beat him to that.
LOL poor santa XD so thats how he does it all in 1 night XD
ALIENS TRIED TO STEAL CHRISTMAS! lol
Remember Santa. There is always someone better. Even better than you.
But then…who is better then Spot!?
The god of mischief…
Which one? Loki? Anansi? Kanaloa? there are several, so you have to be specific.
Oh sorry I was referring to Loki.
And then whoes better then that person, and the one better then that one, and then that one,and the on………. (continues on and on)
The criteria change with each step, and eventually it loops?
Like the Energizer Bunny!!!
*cases battery powered, one-bunny drum-line with tail wagging*
Isn’t this the plot of the entire Dragon Balls series?
Nah, they come to an end; it isn’t infinite.
Besides, they actually had to make Goku WEAKER in order for him to to contend with other villains. Until he reached SS4 which was against the dragon balls themselves.
That dog that eat alphabet soup
That dog without front legs so then she walks on her hind ones.
Any higher than that & we’ll be talking religion here.
… All hail Hypnotoad…
HypnoDOG lives in England or something.
Hypnotoad However, (gulp) doesn’t exist… Ah, don’t hit me!
Who or what is hypnodog? And perhaps as another option…
Clifford the big red dog.
Sweet pickles in gravy Who’s Hypnodog?
@_@ I forget… all hail… hypnotoad…
Sylvester Stallone. Watch the documentary on the making of the new Rambo movie. Rambo is not a fictional character as long as Stallone walks the earth.
Way to go spot! Thanks for delivering my new tablet safely!
Seems a little bipolar don’t you think?…(-_-);
YAY SPOT(Superdog) SAVED CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
and he saved Rick too YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Ah if only Spot had a theme song Rick could play during end credits.
No, Santa is just angry that he wastes so much time when he could’ve been paying Spot to do it for him faster.
Sweet gravvy Spirit. awesome
Thanks especially to Rick for making a great avvy worthy character. And thanks less especially to MS Paint.
well at least Peanut considered how fast all the world’s presents would have to be delivered in two seconds. pragmatic fantasy.
Massive alt-text win acknowledged.
…Is it just me or is Spot’s (Superdog’s) eyes kinda funky in the fourth panel?
Peanut made circles for Spot’s eyes because it was a close-up rather than a long distance view where the eyes are black dots,
like the one I just did…
“like the one I just dud…”
In reference to what?
lol should’ve copy-pasted
dud=did(damsel in distress)
I think the forums have a slight glitch. Check the bottom posts.
Santa can’t deliver presents in 999 picoseconds? My life is a lie.
I have to change to Poplick now, because someone apparently already has Pop-o-Lick on Gravatar. Hooray.
Way to go Spot. -_-
Um…too many “o”s.
Also. Santa. It’s okay. We never believed in you anyway.
without him, it’s a royal mess…
He broke the speed of light D:
lol Spot saves the day once again!! If Spot traveled that fast he would have been zapped into last week or a million years in the past and endless possibilities can occur!!
HA! he got Santa good
Spot rules! yay!
And nice special effect, on the teleport
Want more King! Want more King!
Either you did this on purpose or it’s one hell of a glitch.
It’s a glitch, my comments won’t show up on top for some reason so I didn’t notice until the third comment. Sorry, everyone.
Well, to be fair, we’ve got “I want more…”
Grape & Peanut
King & Fox
Rido & Spo
Miles & the Pack
Bino & Joey
Tarot & Sabrina
Tarmac and Gambit
The Wild Raccoons
And it would be an awfully crowded strip if Rick tried to fit them all in. The focus shifts from arc to arc, but I suspect that the plot threads will continue to come together.
I haven’t seen much call for Daisy, Tiger, Squeak, Rex, “Joey’s Creepy Friends”, “Neighbor Dogs”, or “Neighbor Cats”, or most of the other rarely-appearing characters, but I’m sure that there are fans amongst the less vocal readers.
Rido?… I don’t even want to start on that one… and you mised Miles, Daryl and the rest of the wolves, there’s been plenty of call for them.
Ah well, typos will happen. That should be Fido of course.
The rest of the wolves go under the “Miles & the Pack” though. They’re on there.
ahh, I read through that 4 times just to be sure… missed it XD
Personally I would like to see squeek and joey thing developed a bit more. And maybe some more personality of rex. We know that he comes off as a tough guy who would like nothing better than to torture small animals, but in reality likes baking cookies and singing. It’d be interesting to see what Rick could do with him too.
But all the characters you mentioned don’t, as of right now, have anything to draw interest to them. They are just background characters used for filling space and taking small roles to advance or introduce plot points. People will want more of them when there is something more to want.
Speaking of Squeek it would be interesting if she was related to the mice from mouse mouse revolution somehow. Either part of the mouse mob or related to Poor Faust.
Oh, I like seeing any of them develop – although I haven’t seen (in going repeatedly through the archives to compile the Dossier thread) many calls before for Joey and Squeak.
That’s just a list of the ones that I’ve seen requests for “more of” – and since you have now requested Joey and Squeak they have now gained the no-prize of a place on it.
As for background characters – we have at least one individual requesting Shardul, and he only had a bit part in one strip in the zoo arc. You never know what someone will want more of.
As for Squeak being related… considering the size of Spo’s family (and reality), just go back a few years and every mouse in Babylon Gardens will be related.
Good point, but if they are, closely, related it could be a source of some tension if grape and her ever meet. Though thinking about it we haven’t seen Max trying to get Grape involved with the other cats for a while. Maybe it is time to develop non-Grape cats a bit more.
I’ll be happy with whatever Rick is willing to give out though. He hasn’t gone wrong yet. Though the introduction of real magic made me roll my eyes a bit.
Transformation does go a bit beyond minor psychic powers. Oh well, who knows? Perhaps it will all turn out to be advanced alien technology or something – not that there’s a real functional difference between that and magic.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved king’s transformation and his character, but this strip always came off as more of a slice-of-life comic than a fantasy one. So regularly incorporated magic in a world that seemed not to have any just comes off as gimicky. I guess. But Rick’s doing a great job with it so far, so who knows.
Oddly we haven’t seen Daisy since she got her big bag of money, and she has never said anything other than hi, I’m daisy. Is she new to the neighbourhood? Does she have friends? Is she some creepy dog like joey or his friends? What did she spend it on?! Ok I’m going to call for more Daisy now
Hm. She has only appeared in four panels, and her three lines have indeed all been “Hi! I’m Daisy!”. At the moment, she just seems to be the designated airhead. She can’t be too new though, since her first appearance was at least one christmas back.
Of course that was the starting-off discription for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is an interesting thought.
Perhaps she gave the money it to the Raccoons and they’re trying to figure out how to spend it? After all, she gave them a bag of something last Christmas…
But if she is the designated air-head what does that make Sasha? So far her character comes off as a little lonely and maybe a bit socially challenged, which is why she seems to go out of her way to greet people and make friends.
But the same actions also lead me to question if she has any good friends right now. We don’t really see her much, so can’t say for sure. However, she is only shown greeting people, never hanging out. Even the one Panel where she didn’t say anything she was waving hello to sasha. She also doesn’t seem to be at the club parties. Unless she is just hidden in the crowd. Not to mention her relationship with the raccoons, who don’t seem to have the best relationship with the pets.
I think Sasha’s the designated optimist – determined not to see that her owner doesn’t really care about her – and the poster child for neglected pets in the comic (probably not shown much because it’s not much fun).
She does seem to be friendly enough with Bino, Fido, and most of the other pets and turned up at Fido’s party. I don’t think she’s particularly outcast; she just hasn’t been in the spotlight much.
As for Daisy… I suspect she’s reasonably good friends with everybody, but it’s hard to extrapolate much from only four panels.
Sorry, my post was about Daisy. I agree with you on Sasha, but the few times we see Daisy she seems to be trying too hard to get people to like her or make friends in general. I’m probably just reading too much into it, but that’s just my 2 cents.
Ah. I wasn’t sure when you switched over.
Daisy seems cheery, and isn’t apparently resented – but that is about all we’ve got. Sadly, it’s just not enough to deduce much.
I need moar Grape action! Also, more King Cuteness. And a break form all the noisy firecrackers. Happy new year to GMT+8 timezone.
Heheh, Santa paws… Peanuts learning fast! ^^
On a side note…. What’s with all the love for King?
I like how he loses track of how many arms the aliens have. ^^
He doesn’t. The aliens each have 3 arms: one on the right side of their bodies and two on the left.
@Enty – Everyone loves the underdog, and King’s about as under as a dog can get right now. Plus he’s cute as a button.
I dunno, but keep in mind, you’re giving your love to a middle aged man (or is he really middle aged Rick? That’s how I saw him…)
Joel’s emotionally about 12 inside. That’s just about right for King.
I got the impression of mid-to-late 20’s physically – although that’s purely subjective.
Emotionally? I’ve got to agree; 12 does seem about right. I doubt he’s ever got past his childhood traumas.
Hopefully his current canine body is on the young side. Making him a mid-to-late 20’s dog would go a bit beyond being a Jerk.
the really long “Nooo” is a great touch xD
And wow at the fast pressy delivery as well
Say Rick, have you ever considered doing “excerpts” from Pridelands when you need filler? Not that there’s anything wrong with Spot (superdog), just another idea; especially if for some reason you run into a situation where you don’t have access to a scanner for some reason.
I predict that, due to the oddities on this site’s sorting algorithm, I’ll end up somewhere in the middle of the stack again. But no matter.
Somehow I get the feeling something similar to this happened in some Silver Age Superman comic. It seems fitting for that level of “wat”
Are you sure that’s not *EVERY* long-running comic book?
I think “Group X Saves Christmas” is a requirement enforced by ninja-pirate-mole men-jedi-time lords. If you don’t do it, there will be no place on land, at sea, in space, underground, or in time, where you can hide.
Ah, time zones, the killer of many a ‘only X time left!’ plots….so we just give them the boot, kick them out the window, and of course it’s 2 seconds to Christmas morning all around the globe. no biggie.
It is funny though. hehe. Good job P.B.S., now here’s your enrollment to astronomy 101.
Also, punch > laser, apparently.
You should watch Santa Who, Xyie. They actually use the time zones, first to explain why Santa can deliver everything in one night, then to explain why the time to save christmas is running out, despite it being only, like, 11 AM.
I have to be honest here, I love the comic to death but these “Spot” intermissions are a HUGE knee in the balls for me. 8(
what are you talking about? I think every arc should start with a good Spot (superdog) strip .
Why not just consider it a delayed strip if Spot makes you unhappy? Housepets would still be far more regular than most webcomics and it’s not like we were paying for it and thus had a right to expect something other than whatever Rick feels like putting up.
The distressed cry of ‘no’ looks funny in the 3rd panel lol
….does Santa have a tail?
why are my comments in the middle of the page instead of the bottom???
this is soooooooo weird!
Well, my reply didn’t show up as a reply either.
Now to what I was really going to say. Anyone else just noticed Peanut’s initials could (how can I put this?) be on TV?
Also, it’s funny that all of Peanut’s characters (except Stripe) have the same head shape
Wait a minute, why is my near-midday post showing up before the near-midnight posts?
Has someone been watching Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? :3
Was I the only one who thought Darth Vader’s “NOOOOOOOOOOO” when I read Santa saying that?
First off, Yaayyy!! Spot (Superdog) Saved Christmas!
and third, Woo Hoo! mass confusion in the comment section! This is fun to watch.
*sits and noms on popcorn*
Heeeyyyy… that’s my lunch!
Oh, sorry, want some sandvich? It adds 150 health.
CURSE YOU LOKI! HIDING IN DISGUISES EATING MY LUNCH!(LOL)
Hi! Been following your strip for over year and a half, and I just thought…. would it be possible to continue the catnip arc, posting it with the “unused strips”?
By the way, nice work.
If Spot managed to deliver all the presents by circling the planet once, he would have traveled on average 1.3 billion times the speed of light.
The alt-text made that one for me *laughs*
For a moment there, I thought he reversed the Earth’s rotation in panel 7.
Santa has a tail!
LOL, “Too late superdog! We have the Santa, and you cannot get past our radar lasers! Plus, it is two seconds to Christmas morning!” I guess being a superdog and all, Spot can punch the bad guys, untie Santa, and deliver all the presents all in less than two seconds.
Peanut, you’re making up physics again!
Whoot! I was eginning to think Spot had completely forgotten my Housepets T-shirt, but it arrived today! Looks like he went back for it, thanks Spot!
Oh wow… Long Comment page is long.
Can´t wait for todays update…
wait a moment… what just happend with my comments, shouldn´t it be on the bottom?
also appearently it´s still 2009 here…
I’ve been in 2010 for the past 18 minutes already…another 42 minutes until the new strip is up.
Cuz central time is the best and rick knows it
After seeing this Spot Superdog comic, I have to wonder if Peanut just finished watching “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”.
It is 1:00AM for me and I managed to make it LOL.
You’re getting moved down!
Meant to hit reply…
You’re getting moved down!!!
this is odd…
That’s okay; we’re not offended by an improper reply at all. Odds are that I’ll do it too.
I hit reply twice after that and it treated them like separate comments
yup…And now my comment that was…14? is below some of the later ones.
That last one was suppose to be a reply to spirit(and this one to myself).
things are getting screwy! What’s a happenin’??
Maybe it’s the effects of having presents delivered so quickly? Or webcomics press has a way of detecting when it’s Peanut that draws?
Well, it seems like all the comments eventually get fixed after a certain amount of time… or not.
This is a reply to Frank, BTW.
Peanut’s actually not that bad at drawing. It’s the colouring in the lines that gets him (and me, when I’m actually trying to colour with pencil crayons, LOL).
I’m the opposite, I have the shading and all that down to a science… it’s getting the right form… takes me either hundreds of reference photos or 20 attempts to get the shape I want.for a particular piece… a reason I have come to love the line tools and their handles… cause I can see the shape in my head, but drawing it is a different story.
I’m cursed a different way…I can be the most beautiful artist ever without any mistakes but it takes me 3-12 times longer than any other master(which is why I never made a webcomic).
My previous post is a reply to Justice193,
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