Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? Well probably cowering behind a fire hydrant, if you know what’s good for you, because there’s a canine even cooler than you and he’s made it into Pulp Idol. Created in the 1950s by Otto Binder and Curt Swan, Krypto was Superman’s pet pooch. Sent away from the dying planet Krypton before its destruction, Krypto eventually made it to Earth just like Superman and just like the Man of Steel, Krypto also possessed super powers thanks to rays of Earth’s yellow sun.
Clad in a fetching cape and collar, Krypto helped Superman and Superboy on numerous occasions as they battled alien menaces and he did so without ever feeling the need to mark his territory or crap in the neighbour's garden. You see dog may be man’s best friend, but Krypto was Superman’s best friend and this meant he was about as close to being pals with the Last Son of Krypton as readers were ever going to get. Well ok, so that role actually belonged to Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen, but Olsen was nowhere near as cute as Krypto... although it’s debatable whether or not he also begged for scraps!