Jump to navigation Jump to search For other uses of the crypto superdog “vasu”, see Crypto. Krypto’s lung capacity and super hearing as a canine Kryptonian are somewhat greater than Superman’s as well. Krypto, also known as Superdog, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Superman.
210 where he was created by Otto Binder and Curt Swan. Art by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye. On Krypton, parallel evolution led to the emergence of analogous species to Terran cats, simians, birds and dogs, which were domestic companion animals as they were on Earth. As explained in his first appearance, Krypto was originally the toddler Kal-El’s dog while they were on Krypton. Krypto was drawn as a white dog of generic pedigree. When fighting crime, Krypto usually wore a gold collar, a miniature facsimile of the famed Superman-“S” symbol for a dog tag, and a dog-sized version of Superman’s cape.
Earth, however, he stayed with the Kent family, posing as their pet dog, “Skip”. Kents devised a pullcord-activated dye applicator and other methods which Krypto could use to switch to “Skip” and back without assistance. Krypto had the distinction of belonging to two organizations of super-animals: the 30th century Legion of Super-Pets, and the Space Canine Patrol Agents. Crisis Superman story, Alan Moore’s Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow? Krypto’s Family Tree”, Krypto’s father’s name was given as Zypto, his grandfather as Nypto, and his great-grandfather as Vypto.