Krypto (01 - Earth-1)
Real Name: Krypto
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He has super strength, hearing, microscopic and telescopic sight, breath, intelligence, can fly, vocal and ventriloquistic powers X-Ray and heat vision.
Kryptonite, a red sun, virus-x, lead and magic.
Krypto is a purebred dog of a breed known only on the planet Krypton. In appearance he is close but not identical to a smooth-haired terrier.
Krypto was bought by Jor El II for his small son Kal-El. Krypto had a normal puppy's life until a short time before the destruction of Krypton. Since space travel had been outlawed by the Science Council, Jor El II had to act in secret and had a difficult time procuring test animals for his spaceship experiments. Thus he had to use Krypto in one small rocket model.
The rocket went into orbit beautifully, but it was then struck by a stray meteor that knocked it out of orbit. Presumably the jolt caused the rocket engine to fire; otherwise, the ship would have fallen to the surface instead of hurtling into space as it did. Fortunately, the life support system kept the pup alive for the 58 days before the explosion that destroyed Krypton. Then, when little Kal-El's spaceship opened a space-warp to Earth's solar system Krypto's rocket was drawn into it.
Once under Earth's yellow sun, Krypto became a super-dog, but still could not escape from the rocket since it to had become indestructible. Aside from confinement, Krypto suffered no ill effects, since he did not need to eat.
Finally, the spaceship came to Earth, crashing into a deserted field a great distance from the town of Smallville. However, with his super-memory and super-senses Krypto was able to track the familiar odor if his former master to Smallville and was reunited with Clark Kent.
Krypto led Superboy to his rocket (which had jolted open on impact) and in it Superboy discovered the record of the experiment placed there by Jor-El II.
Krypto first imperiled Superboy's secret identity, as he could sense that Clark Kent was his master. Superboy manage to cover up, and eventually taught the pooch to help him protect his identity.
In a secluded area, Superboy built a stone doghouse for his pet. and later used leftover threads from his costume to make a cape for Kypto. But Krypto preferred to spend most of his time romping in space.
However, when at home in Smallville, Krypto disliked having to hide. Therefore, he got the idea of creating a wood-stain spot on his back and so having a secret ID of his own. He became Clark Kent's dog, Skip. When he had to go into action he would burn away the spot with his heat vision then slip into his collar and cape (hung on a hook), and exit through the secret tunnel used by Superboy.
For a few years Krypto vanished. When he finally returned, Superboy had grown up to be Superman (Earth-1), and Krypto was old and in poor shape. Superman sent him to a valley surrounded by Kryptonite meteors. A spring there had become a "fountain of youth" that rejuvenated the dog and made him temporarily immune to Kryptonite, so he was able to escape. (What happened to the spring after all Kryptonite then on Earth turned to iron is not known.)
Finally, out in space Krypto used his heat vision to weld some meteoroids into a Doghouse of Solitude somewhere in space.
Zypto is Krypto's father.
Nypto is Krypto's Grandfather.
Vypto is Krypto's Great-Grandfather.
Krypto is 25.5 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds.
First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #210
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80 Page Giant (1964)
#1 Action Comics (1938)
- 'SUPERMAN Annual'#8
- 'More SECRET ORIGINS'#10
- 'SUPERBOY All-Menace Issue!'#11
- 'SUPERMAN The Greatest Superman-Luthor Duels!'
#258#270 Action Comics (2001)
- 'The Old Man of Metropolis!'#272#276
- 'The War Between Supergirl And The Supermen Emergency Squad!'#277
- 'The Battle Of The Super-Pets!'#281#284#286
- 'The Jury of Super-Enemies!'#288
- 'The Man Who Exposed Superman!'#290#292#293#309
- 'The Superman Super-Spectacular'#323#325#330#349#387
- 'Even A Superman Dies!'#440
- 'The Man Who Betrayed Krypton!'#441
- 'Weather War Over Metropolis'#462
- 'Super-War Of Independence! / This is a Job for Superdog!'#467
- 'Stop It, Superman - - You're Wrecking The World!'#500
- 'The Life Story Of Superman'#583
- 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Part Two'
#1 Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'Superman - Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?'
Adventures of Superman (1987)
#558 Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
- 'Another Typical Day'
HC Ambush Bug (1985)
- 'Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López'
#3 Christmas With the Super-Heroes (1988)
- 'The Ambush Bug History of the DC Universe'
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
#14 DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)
- 'Judge, Jury...And No Justice!'#67
- 'Twas The Fright Before Christmas'
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
HC DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
- 'DC Universe: Secret Origins'TPB
- 'DC Universe: Secret Origins'
TPB DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
- 'DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore'
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (2008)
HC JLA: The Nail (1998)
- 'Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds'TPB
- 'Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds'#5
- 'Book Five'
Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug (2009)
#79 Superman (1939)
- 'Many Happy Returns, Part 5: Strange Visitor'
#130 Superman the Origin of Superman [1966 Golden Record ed.] (1966)
- 'The Town That Hated Superman!'#132
- 'Superman's Other Life/Future, Super-Hero of Krypton!/The Superman of Two Worlds!'#137
- 'The Two Faces Of Superman!'#142
- 'Lois Lane's Secret Helper!'#144
- 'The Orphans Of Space!'#145#146
- 'The Story of Superman's Life!'#147
- 'The Legion Of Super-Villains!'#148
- 'Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief!'#149
- 'The Death Of Superman!'#152
- 'The Robot Master!'#154
- 'The Underwater Pranks of Mr. Mxyzptlk!'#155
- 'The Downfall Of Superman!'#156
- 'The Last Days of Superman!'#157#159
- 'Lois Lane, The Super-Maid Of Krypton!'#160#162
- 'The Amazing Story Of Superman-Red And Superman-Blue!'#165
- 'Beauty And The Super-Beast!'#170
- 'If Lex Luthor Were Superman's Father!'#173
- 'The Triumph of Luthor and Brainiac!'#174
- 'Clark Kent's Incredible Delusion!'#176
- 'Superman's Day of Truth!'#177
- 'The Menace Called It!'#179
- 'The Outlaw Fort Knox!'#189
- 'Krypton Lives Again!'#195
- 'The Fury Of The Kryptonian-Killer!'#215
- 'Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive'#287
- 'Who Was That Dog I Saw You With Last Night?'#309
- 'Blind Hero's Bluff!'#420
- '...And We Are The Dreamers Of The Dreams!'#423
- 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Part One'
#1 Superman-Batman (1966)
- 'The Origin of Superman!'
#1970-03 Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
- 'Die gefährlichsten zwanzig Meilen in Gotham City'
#29 Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
- 'The Irresistible Lois Lane!'#30
#29#45#58#68 The Best of DC (1979)
- 'The Helmet Of Hate!'#101
- 'Olsen's Time-Trip to Save Krypton!'#107
- 'The Rise And Fall Of Superman!'
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
#10#17 The Super Friends (1976)
- 'To Fight The Unbeatable Foe'#22
- 'The Heroic Failures Of Superboy'#50
- 'Dial 'V' For Villain'#52
- 'The Caveman Of Smallville!'#53
- 'To Slay A Superboy'
#2 The Superman Family (1974)
- 'Trapped By the Super Foes!'
The Superman Story (1983)
TPB The World of Krypton (1979)
- 'The Superman Story'
#3 Two Guns for Johnny Thunder (1982)
- 'The Last Days Of Krypton'
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Deliver Us From Evil!'
Legion of Super-Pets (DC)
Space Canine Patrol Agency
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