They're still wasting page count on Kyrpto returning to Earth, but he finally becomes the super-dog we're used to, cape and all with this story. And by "and all", I mean human-like intelligence. Krypto's concerns in this issue are those of a person, or at least a cartoon dog's, not an actual dog. Not saying his bone-burying days are over, but his motivation is more complex than that. What his master does for humanity, he wants to do for caninity.