The Wonder Dog

Real Name


First Appearance

Blue Ribbon Comics #1 (November 1939)

Original Publisher


Created by

Norman Danberg


Rang-A-Tang was a brave, loyal, and highly-talented German shepherd, who protected good humans and friendly animals from all manner of peril. Originally a circus dog, Rang-A-Tang escaped a cruel master and lived on the streets until he saved the life of a private eye named Hy Speed, who took him in as his crime-fighting partner. The two later began teaming-up with child star, Richy "the Amazing Boy" Waters.

Powers and Abilities

Rang-A-Tang was a good tracker, smart enough to outwit human foes and fierce enough to fight off bears and wildcats.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Blue Ribbon Comics #1-22


  • Rang-a-Tang was MLJ's first continuing cover hero.

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