The Super-Pranks of Superdog!
ADVENTURE COMICS Vol.1, No.266, November 1959; Cover Art: Curt Swan, Stan Kaye; Writer: Jerry Siegel; Penciler: George Papp; Inker: George Papp
When Superboy’s loyal mutt, Krypto, begins behaving out of character – disrupting the Smallville opera, herding all the local cats and causing chaos, revealing his master’s identity to Lana Lang and everyone else – the Boy of Steel learns that the poor dog is actually a prisoner of the nefarious alien, Kosmon the Hunter. The pesky prankster pup is a protoplasmic duplicate of Krypto used by Kosmon to try to nab the ultimate trophy: Superboy himself!
With the help of Krypto and his duplicate, our hero escapes and employs a prank of his own to restore his secretidentity. In this issue’s other adventures, Aquaman is saved from a giant clam by a young girl who then dubs herself Aquagirl, and Green Arrow digs up a strange green rock to make arrowheads, only to learn that he should have considered the health of a certain Kryptonian before using them
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