If there's one thing that DC needs to restore from their pre-Crisis, pre-nu52, pre-Rebirth universe, it's crazy red kryptonite transformations.
Take, for example, just these that happened to Superboy...
Here's the key to where these stories appeared, if you're interested.
All I'm saying is, DC could use a little more levity these days, and red kryptonite stories were a great way to let off steam. Bring 'em back, DC!
From Superboy #146 (1968)