Monday, October 10, 2011

Manic Monday--A Boy And His Dog, Part 5

Well, if you read the last entry, you know that Superboy and Krypto were just pretending to hate each other under the influence of red kryptonite, in order to fool the Superboy Revenge Squad.

But they sure sold the hell out of it:

Still another reason Krypto is better than your dog: he obviously has the power of super-acting!! Look at his trembling!! Look at the tongue lolling out!! Let's see Lassie pull that off!!

But wait--it gets better!! From the story's splash panel:

Now that's playing dead!! And you know what sells it? That empty word balloon:

Dudes, again, I'd like to see Rin-Tin-Tin or Frasier's dog or Spuds Mackenzie pull off that empty word balloon bit. And the pet Oscar goes to...


From Superboy #118 (1965), as reprinted in Four Star Spectacular #6 (1977)

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