If you took a gander at Action Comics #2, you saw that Superman was shown a dessicated alien animal that looked it had been through at least one autopsy. While it didn’t hit me as something super important at the time, that dead animal could be Krypto. While we need to wait until issue #3 to see Krypto in his full glory, according to panelists at the New York Comic Con, Jor-El’s dog didn’t survive the journey to Earth.

via Bleeding Cool

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  1. JacinB
    October 17, 2011 at 8:55 am — Reply

    I wouldn’t have associated that creature with Krypto. I mean, that’s a six-legged unicorn and Krypto is, you know, a dog.

    • Rob
      October 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm — Reply

      Didn’t even notice the extra pair of legs. Could be Krypto if they’re going for a more alein kind of thing.

  2. October 17, 2011 at 9:13 am — Reply

    Or it could be one of Krypto’s kind – establishing the existence of a race of super-pets – but not actually THE Krypto, who could appear later.

  3. TaZ
    October 17, 2011 at 10:10 am — Reply

    I thought it was a goat in a bad alien costume.

  4. October 17, 2011 at 10:56 am — Reply

    It’s Krypto if someone’s decided that Krypto is now a six-legged three-horned goat-thing instead of an easy-to-market space!Labrador.

    And I have an innate aversion to Bleeding Cool and Rich Johnston’s naked attempts to sabotage everything & anything DC does. This might be another stunt like his “suggest OMAC is being cancelled because I hate Dan Didio” thing recently.

  5. October 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Just because Jor-El’s Krypto might be dead, I won’t count out a different Krypto showing up eventually. After all, its comics, where no one ever stays dead for long.

  6. Joe
    October 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    This thing looks like a six-legged goat, not a highly condescending SuperDog who hates change like Cap hates the Nazis.

  7. Pidgeonman
    October 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm — Reply

    I think what they’re going for is that kryptonian lifeforms look nothing like native earth species, and somehow get disguised to look like them when they come here. It makes sense really, as the idea that alien life would resemble us in any way is a product of lazy, low budget science fiction to begin with.

    That said, if that’s poor Krypto’s mangled and disected body…That’s one of the most morbid things I’ve ever seen.

  8. superman1930
    October 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    That is not Krypton.lol.Misleading title to something that obviously has nothing to do with Superman’s dog Krypto.All I see is a goat that must be part unicorn.The picture doesn’t even have a single shot of a dog anywhere.

  9. superman1930
    October 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    Those people in the panel obviously was joking with the audience.I’ve never seen a dog that resembles a goat.

    • October 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm — Reply

      I’ve never seen a dog that resembles a goat.

      Alien physiology being alien, I don’t see it as that big a stretch, honestly…

      • superman1930
        October 20, 2011 at 3:12 am — Reply

        You’ll have to excuse me if I can’t help but smile and now reply to your comment.We are talking about a dog.Key word being DOG.That is not a DOG.So debating that issue would be absolutely pointless.It’s clearly a goat with several legs and a unicorn horn.I’m sure the writers have their own name for that creature even if us readers do see what appears to be an alien goat with extra limbs and a pointy horn.If the writers are saying that in this new reality Krypto is some kind of other creature and from the picture that indeed would be the case (If it really is Krypto) then so be it.

        You’ve got to understand where I’m coming from and the other Superman fans who know what Krypto looks like and most of us would agree that is not Krypto the Superdog.I get what you are trying to say with it not being too much of a stretch for an alien species to look like that.

        I never denied that factor but the thing is those intelligent beings on Krypton look human and their animal counter-parts was in the past (and I’m only speaking on a small percentage of them) not that different from our earth animals.You already know that the animal that I’m speaking of is indeed Krypto who was also from Krypton.Maybe they changed his origin in this reboot thing but he’ll always have a place in the heart of the Superman fans and be remembered the way he was last seen in the pages of final Action comics before the reboot.

  10. Krypt0nian
    October 18, 2011 at 3:50 am — Reply

    If Jor-El’s dog has six legs and a horn, perhaps he’s better off dead.

    I’m unconvinced Rich Johnson’s trash has any bearing on DCU reality.

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