Everybody’s Favorite Super-Pooch
Over at Supermanfan.net there’s a nice little post highlighting the various super-powered animals that Superman has befriended or fought over the years. All of the super-pets have their respective advantages, but being a dog lover myself, there’s really no substitute for Krypto. That got me to thinking, so I delved deep into my archives and came up with a couple old Superboy covers that highlight the world’s mightiest canine. Here’s the first one, from Superboy #109:
Ouch. I mean really. Ouch. Not only is Krypto confronted with the ultimate indignity for any pet, being replaced by another of the same species, but he’s tethered with the shortest leash in the history of comicdom. A kryptonite leash, no less. I didn’t realize that Bad Newz Kennels had their own signature line of merchandise back in those days.
But Krypto’s a loyal dog, as we can see on the cover of #146:
The guy trades him in for a new model and shackles him to a post, but when his master reaches his lowest point, who’s there by Superboy’s side? Krypto.