Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Retro Review: Superman Vol 2 #170
The story here is pretty simple. Mongul and his sister Mongal attack Metropolis, because they tend to do that sort of thing. And in the course of the fight Mongul is threatening Lois and Krypto goes straight for Mongul's throat.
This issue was amazing, it might be one of the best Superman issues I've ever read. There are little story book style narrations with a more cartoonish Krypto like you see in the corner of that panel that run throughout this comic. They talk about Krypto, how he loves Superman and Superman loves him. And how hard it was for Superman to have to put Krypto away, but that Krypto is somewhere safe now and Superman still loves him very much. This issue deals with the obvious problem a character like Krypto presents and it does it in a smart and very touching way. I defy any dog owner to not get a little emotional reading this issue. If you haven't read it pick it up, it's not pricey at all in the back issue market.