The Spot-tacular Spot
The Weekly Of Spot
This case, like all problems from 1939, can be solved with punching.
Comic: "The Weekly Of Spot" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 8
Dates Published January 8th - January 25th 2016
Featured Character(s)
Spot (Superdog)

One-offs in Between

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Following Arc
Flip That Den!

The Spot-tacular Spot is the 97th arc in Housepets!.



Peanut arrives at Joey's doghouse for an art lesson. Joey inquires if Peanut did the homework, but Peanut replies he drew Spot comics instead. Joey tells Peanut the point is to learn the fundamentals, but Peanut replies that, "basics are boring, comics are awesome." Joey informs Peanut he's lucky money can buy patience.

Spot, (drawn in a style similar to Superman comics from the 1930's), a hero that came from the planet Orphan (which blew up) works at the same newspaper, The Triweekly Globe, as his girlfriend Stripe to impress her. He lets himself be attacked by bank robbers to create a story. However, his boss gives him a new lead: a woman's husband was hired by a suspicious employment agency and then vanished. Spot learns the employment agency only hires once a year (at that very moment.) However, when he applies, he is immediately rejected by the agency, so he dons his Superdog costume, intending the solve the problem with punching.


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  • This arc continues the running gag of Peanut paying Joey (or doing him favors) in exchange for artwork.
  • The art style for the comic vastly differs from previous issues. Rick has stated that the art and story is a parody of Superman comics from 1939.
  • The strip The Weekly Of Spot was previously shown on Rick's Facebook.
  • The arc's name is possibly a reference to The Spectacular Spider-Man.
  • At 8 comics, this is the longest Spot (Superdog) arc to date.

Story Arcs
Imaginate! | The Game | Cat Tail | The Raccoons | The Adventures of Spot | Fido's Return
| Mouse Mouse Revolution | Thematic Arc of Questionable Quality | The Zoo | The Grove |
Housepets Christmas | The Yarn Ball |
The Further Adventures of Spot | The Vet | A Mouse Named Spo | Zap! | Fall of the Pridelands |
The Continuing Adventures of Spot | A Sinister Shadow | Roadtrip Woo | Down At The Farm |
Money Sharks | n-ple Date | The Uncanny Adventures of Spot | The Visitor | Oops I Arced |
It's A Wonderful Dog's Life (All the King's Men) |
Ocean's Two | Imaginate, Too! | The Present | Spot McCloud Presents Comics |
Dog Days of Summer | Theme Park World | The Adventures of Stripe | Movie Night |
Scaredy Cats | Noob Tube | Hope of the Pridelands |
We're Snowed In! | The Preeminent Adventures of Spot | The Arc Specifically About Being Naked |
Not All Dogs | The Great Water Balloon War | Let's Imaginate Macbeth! | The Interview |
The Case of the Aztec Gold | A Respite In The Country | Spots and Stripes | A Holiday at the Zoo |
Housepets Babies! | Show Business | What Money Buys | The Mall |
The Critical Review of Spot | The Trial in Heaven | Let's Imaginate Guys and Dolls! |
Testing Grounds | Taking Cover | PsyCon | Getting Physical | PsyCon2: PsyConner |
The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot | Temple Crashers |
All Hallow's Ween | The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dog |
One Cat's Treasure | Love And War | Jack of One Trade | The King And I |
Jungle Fever | Yes, Jessica, There Is An Opener Of Ways |
Let's Imaginate And Then There Were None! | What's The Story? |
Tiger's Very Own Super Special Television Show! |
Heaven's Not Enough, Part 1 | The Interlude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 2 |
The Ineptitude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 3 | I Need A Vacation
All Hallow's Ween: Resurrection | Rabbit's Foot | Pageantate! |
Maternal Instinct | Wolf's Clothing | Ea(s)ter | The Future of Tomorrow, Today! |
All's Fair, Part 1 | The Plot Against Spot | All's Fair, Part 2 |
Housepets 5000 BC, Part 1 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 2 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 3 |
Special Delivery |
The Spot-tacular Spot | Flip That Den! | Fort Pillow |
The 4 Animals You Meet In Heaven |
Puppy Power | Real Stories of the K9PD | Snow Joke
Save the Date, Part 1 | Save the Date, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 1 | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: 2 Temple 2 Crashers (Part 3) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crasherser (Part 4) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crash (Part 5) | Temple Crashers 2: First Blood Part 6
Temple Crashers 2: Oops (Part 7) | Temple Crashers 2: Final Crashers (Part 8) |
Temple Crashers 2: Epilogue Crashers (Part 9)