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Doctor Canus
Doctor Canus

Real Name

Doctor Canus


Earth A.D.


Dog Men



Abilities and Powers

Genius, Knowledge of Science, History, Bioengineering, and Mechanical Aptitude

First Appearance

Dawn of the Dead Man!

Voiced By

Greg Ellis



After the apocalyptic Great Disaster turned Earth into a savage wasteland ruled by Animal Men, most tribes of these beasts fought for territory and were enemies of any surviving humans. However, Dr. Canus of the Dog Men remained an ally of man's champion, Kamandi. He is a scientist based in the Tiger Empire, formerly New York City. Canus' signature physical characteristic is a black spot over his right eye. Due to a time fissure, Batman arrived and encountered Dr. Canus and Kamandi. With Dr. Canus' expertise, a vaccine was created that would one day prevent the Great Disaster from happening.

Despite his association with Kamandi, Dr. Canus often stays out of battle, both through his choice and feats of clumsiness that leave him pre-occupied. After escaping execution at the hands of the Tiger Empire, Dr. Canus accompanied Batman and Kamandi to the Batcave. While Batman and Kamandi fought off a group of Bat Men, Canus was left in awe of the Batcave's many features. During a mission into the past, Dr. Canus was shocked by humanity's enslavement of dogs and tried in vain to inspire them to revolt.

Dawn of the Deadman

Kamandi and Dr. Canus lead Batman to a time fissure. They suddenly come under attack by Rat Men armed with energy weapons. Batman sets off an exploding Batarang, dropping them into the river, and then attacks the others while Kamandi and Dr. Canus go ahead. Batman slips into the sewers, unaware that another Rat Man is following them underwater. He surfaces to attack Batman and the others aboard their raft, and Kamandi knocks him out. They get to the Statue of Liberty where the time fissure is, and Batman prepares to leave with a vaccine he came to get their help to develop. Batman leaves through the portal and Kamandi and Dr. Canus go to the statue's left nostril where Batman has left a time capsule in their past, his present, for them. The time capsule holds an energy weapon and Kamandi uses it to take out the approaching Rat Men.