With the Trigger’s thoughts turning increasingly dogward, it strikes me as a good moment to alert the unaware among our readers to the Space Canine Patrol Agents. This team of crimefighting hounds made brief appearances in the pages of 60s Superboy comics, apparently to minimal acclaim. Looking at the team in action (caution: link contains the quite distressing death scene of Mammoth Mutt), the more cynical might wonder if a ‘names first’ character creation policy was in action: a particular favourite here is Tusky Husky, who can grow a giant tusk “for prising things open”. Suggestions as to how “Paw Pooch” would be remotely useful in the comments box, please.