Krypto #120: Krypto-9

From: Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1,000,000 (November 1998) and DC One Million 80-Page Giant (August 1999)

Over the next 832 centuries, the Superman Family is going to have a long, strong legacy. And Krypto is a part of that. Or A Krypto at any rate. At some point before the 700th Century (to be more exact, during the System's Heroic Prometheum Age, in the centuries following the Great Return to Basics, when the Pancosmic Justice Jihad fought for mankind across the stars), a super-powered dog taking the name Krypto will be a member of a Legion of Super-Pets - sorry, of Executive Familiars - that will also include Octus, who surely is a legacy hero descended from Topo even if they don't say so!

Almost a year after this reveal, the Legion of Executive Familiars got its own story in an 80-Page Giant. It's essentially a take on the Legion try-outs trope, but it includes an origin story for the Executive Familiars, and for Krypto-9!
So whether or not a true Krypto will show up in the 20th-21st Century (or even the 30th) is left to legend, with the first historically verifiable sighting in the 45th Century. THIS Krypto is part of a bloodline rebooted through cloning in the 291st. And he's called Krypto-9 not so much because he is the 9th of that line (he might yet be), but because he's able to multiply his native strength up to the 9th power, as needed. (May I just also note that he's quite the sesquipedalian for a dog.)

In this adventure, true in spirit to the original's, he fights evil cats.
I can't even agree with his writers' pet politics, but there you go. Flaming anti-gravity furballs.



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