Krypto The Superdog:
The Complete Series
review by Bobby Blakey
Long before DC League of Superpets hit the big screen superhero pets have existed in the comics and appeared in various forms on TV. In 2005, Superman’s best friend Krypto made his debut in his own series aptly titled Krypto the Superdog on Cartoon Network. Now Warner Bros is bringing the complete series home.
Krypto The Superdog follows the adventures of the title character – Superman’s beloved pooch – who also acquires the powers afforded his original Earthbound master. Alongside allies like Ace The Bat-Hound and Streaky the Supercat, Krypto fights the forces of evil, which include the animal companions of Lex Luthor and Catwoman.
This is one of those shows that came along later than I might have bothered with in my life, but thanks to my kids we dived right in. We loved this show and happy to see it getting a proper release. The show was developed by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini and ran for 2 seasons but offered all kinds of fun and adventure.
This time around Krypto isn’t hanging with Superman, but instead a normal boy named Kevin. This makes for numerous day to day adventures mixed in with the bigger super villain threats where he teams up with his various friends. The classic animation style is excellent with some great character designs that feel fresh and new for the time, but also like the classic cartoons I grew up with in the 70s and 80s.
This show isn’t breaking down the walls of animation, but it is so fun and one I hold close to my heart as a series I shared with my now grown kids. I even mentioned to them of watching this and they both were still excited for the show and ready to watch it again as well.