Meerkats get a superhero makeover

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Forget Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, there are two new caped crusaders on the block.

Hot on the heels of the Dawn Of Justice movie, Compare The Market's meerkats Aleksandr and Sergei have been turned into Batman and Superman in their own comic book.

Aleksandr and Sergei
Only Fools And Meerkats: Aleksandr and Sergei as Batman and Superman (Comparethemarket.com/DC Comics)

Illustrated by DC's artistic master Neal Adams and written by Tony Bedard, the Russian duo are causing havoc in the middle of LA as they are caught between rival street gangs and dangerous dogs.

Aleksandr the meerkat
Does Aleksandr or Ben Affleck wear it better? (Comparethe market.com/DC Comics)

So are they saving a baby from a burning building? Stopping a bank robbery? Ending the reign of terror of an evil genius?

Aleksandr and Sergei
Aleksandr and Sergei go from friends to rivals (Comparethe market.com/DC Comics)

Um, nope, they're trying to get to the cinema on time.

The duo were drawn by DC legend Neal Adams
The duo were drawn by DC legend Neal Adams (Comparethe market.com/DC Comics)

The first cliffhanger part of Meerkat Movies: A Heroic Journey is available to download now on comparethemarket.com, with the second instalment available from May 27.