Krypto #19: Secret Origins (False Start)

From: Superboy #79 (March 1960)

Superboy invents a mind probe ray that boosts his super-memory to recall even subconscious or repressed information so Ma Kent can write his Kryptonese biography. Buy the book when it comes out folks. All I'm interested in at this juncture is Krypto as a puppy. And he figures prominently!

It's not just boy and his dog hijinks, though there is some of that. In a world where Baby Kal-El is saved by an automated net when he falls out of his crib, they sure do let him play with some dangerous backyard equipment.
But as we know, Jor-El's been making calculations and figured out Krypton will blow within the year, and he needs to test his rocket with SOMEthing before placing his toddler inside. And that thing is Krypto.
Oh man, doomed to an eternal orbit, he's gonna die up there and his family will never again be able to look up at the stars without choking up! Jor-El made his baby cry! And his wife leave him! Whoa! This really is untold stuff! That oxygen mask is pretty upsetting, I agree. Here it is in close-up (from the splash page).
Oh man. Code approval pending.

So Lara takes off with Kal-El to live with her mother, but she's not there, so she brings her son to robot exhibits and monster battles and a replica of Smallville with wax dummies of the Kents... It's Krypton, stop asking questions. While on their Science-Fictional Mystery Tour, they also hear an outdoor presentation claiming Krypton will live forever and Jor-El is a big putz for believing otherwise. To celebrate a billion more years of prosperity and crazy scientific achievement, they're launching a rocket into orbit with a giant flag everyone can enjoy, but there's something in the way. It's Krypto's orbital tomb! No Baby Kal-El, don't touch that button!!!
Through Kal-El's interference, Krypto's craft is brought down. Lara, having defended her husband to those Science Council douches, regrets having left him and returns, just in time for Krypto's rescue.
But don't worry, our super-pup will be sent on another voyage from which there is no return one day. We know how this story ends.


tomg said...

Ha! I love Superboy's "But of course I was right!" comment.


Blog Archive


5 Things to Like Activities Advice Alien Nation Aliens Say the Darndest Things Alpha Flight Amalgam Ambush Bug Animal Man anime Aquaman Archetypes Archie Heroes Arrowed Asterix Atom Avengers Awards Babylon 5 Batman Battle Shovel Battlestar Galactica Black Canary BnB 2-in1 Books Booster Gold Buffy Canada Captain America Captain Marvel Cat CCGs Charlton Circles of Hell Class Comics Comics Code Approved Conan Contest Cooking Crisis Daredevil Dating Kara Zor-El Dating Lois Lane Dating Lucy Lane Dating Princess Diana DCAU Deadman Dial H Dice Dinosaur Island Dinosaurs Director Profiles Doctor Who Doom Patrol Down the Rabbit Hole Dr. Strange Encyclopedia Fantastic Four Fashion Nightmares Fiasco Films Within Films Flash Flushpoint Foldees French Friday Night Fights Fun with Covers FW Team-Up Galleries Game design Gaming Geekly roundup Geeks Anonymous Geekwear Gimme That Star Trek Godzilla Golden Age Grant Morrison Great Match-Ups of Science Fiction Green Arrow Green Lantern Hawkman Hero Points Podcast Holidays House of Mystery Hulk Human Target Improv Inspiration Intersect Invasion Invasion Podcast Iron Man Jack Kirby Jimmy Olsen JLA JSA Judge Dredd K9 the Series Kirby Motivationals Krypto Kung Fu Learning to Fly Legion Letters pages Liveblog Lonely Hearts Podcast Lord of the Rings Machine Man Motivationals Man-Thing Marquee Masters of the Universe Memes Memorable Moments Metal Men Metamorpho Micronauts Millennium Mini-Comics Monday Morning Macking Movies Mr. Terrific Music Nelvana of the Northern Lights Nightmare Fuel Number Ones Obituaries oHOTmu OR NOT? Old52 One Panel Outsiders Panels from Sheena Paper Dolls Play Podcast Polls Questionable Fridays Radio Rants Reaganocomics Recollected Red Bee Red Tornado Reign Retro-Comics Reviews Rom RPGs Sandman Sapphire & Steel Sarah Jane Adventures Saturday Morning Cartoons SBG for Girls Seasons of DWAITAS Secret Origins Podcast Secret Wars SF Shut Up Star Boy Silver Age Siskoid as Editor Siskoid's Mailbox Space 1999 Spectre Spider-Man Spring Cleaning ST non-fiction ST novels: DS9 ST novels: S.C.E. ST novels: The Shat ST novels: TNG ST novels: TOS Star Trek Streaky Suicide Squad Supergirl Superman Supershill Swamp Thing Tales from Earth-Prime Team Horrible Teen Titans That Franchise I Never Talk About The Prisoner The Thing Then and Now Theory Thor Thursdays of Two Worlds Time Capsule Timeslip Tintin Torchwood Tourist Traps of the Forgotten Realms Toys Turnarounds TV V Waking Life Warehouse 13 Websites What If? Who's This? Whoniverse-B Wikileaked Wonder Woman X-Files X-Men Zero Hour Strikes Zine