Krypto #103: Remember the Watch Dog Joke?

From: New Adventures of Superboy #50 (February 1984), plus World's Finest Comics #285 (November 1982), The Superman Story (1983), and DC Comics Presents #67 (March 1984)

After his last back-up story in 1981, Krypto stops appearing in New Adventures of Superboy for the longest time, and next shows up near the end, in #50, to help fight a 30th-Century villain using a stolen H-Dial.
Krypto ends up eating the precious artifact (above, and also here).

In the intervening years, the Dog of Steel nevertheless made a smattering of appearances in the contemporary(ish) DCU. The TOR book The Superman Story reprints material from 1979's Action Comics #500, which features memories of Krypto. And in World's Finest Comics #285, Superman remembers playing with him as a boy.
Meager offerings. A month after New Adventures #50, DC Comics Presents #67 (Superman and Santa Claus) COULD have given us a Christmas treat, but instead, just another memory, this one even further back.
They sort of forgot about the poor pup. Good thing he's still got a couple issues of New Adventures in him...


Brendoon said...

The critter in that last panel has a vague "Masters of the Universe" vibe...


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