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Super Snooper is a fictional comic book and movie character. A superhero, Super Snooper was variously depicted as a superhumanly-strong dognose or as an anthropomorphic stork.

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Super Snooper assumes the stereotypical role of the superhero, fighting for good, but using violent and spectacular means, being powerful enough to throw stellar bodies against criminals. Super Snooper comics were considered by Donald in the 1940's and 1950's to have silly and convoluted plots. For this reason, Donald prefers and endorses comics that rely on plot and character, such as Marvin Monkey. Huey, Dewey and Louie used to consider Marvin Monkey to be 'kid stuff', but eventually came round to Donald's opinion. Conversely, by 1979, Donald had come around to liking Super Snooper, though he was ashamed of his and tried to hide it from Huey, Dewey and Louie (whom he continued scolding about their enjoyment of the comics).

Despite their simultaneously overwrought and childish plots, Super Snooper comics seem to be popular with all ages — not only does collector and man of taste Arpin Lusene own an entire full mint set of Super Snooper comics among his ill-acquired treasures, but a Beagle Boy (176-167) was just as much once shown to be a fan of them, as were two men in the Qualmy Vista trading post. However, concurrently with the release of Super Snooper: The Movie in 1979, the Guardians of Morality organization kicked up a fuss about the supposed immorality of the series.

On at least two occasions, Donald Duck, after swallowing supercharged isotopes, temporarily gained superstrength and invulnerability akin to Super Snooper's. Having the comics on his mind both times, Donald thus briefly adopted "Super Snooper" as his own unserious superhero alias as he ran amok throughout Duckburg, flaunting his newly-acquired powers.

Behind the scenesEdit

Super Snooper was first mentioned in the Carl Barks story bearing his name, Super Snooper, in 1949. He later appeared in several other stories.

The Super Snooper vs Marvin Monkey plot point is probably a jab at the gradual "replacement" of classic Disney (and therefore, duck) comic book stories by superhero comics during the 1960s and the 1970s.

Although Barks's Super Snooper's superhuman feats were more akin to Superman's than anything, the version featured in Freddy Milton and Daan Jippes's Twilight Man was depicted as more akin to Batman. Additionally, one of the names of Super Snooper comic stories given in the story's English script by Geoffrey Blum, Super Snooper Battles the Green Gremlin, is a reference to Spider-Man villain the Green Goblin.

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