action-comics3-variant-gene-ha-625x960.jpgThere’s been much speculation over the fate of Krypto, Superman’s pet dog who somehow came with him to Earth, in the New 52 — it seems, based on comments at NYCC, that in this grim, no future world of economic collapse, there is no place for a dog in a cape. We’d argue that the opposite is true — the world needs a dog in a cape more than ever! — but it seems that Superman’s dog will only be seen in flashbacks set on Krypton, like the above Gene Ha variant cover to SUPERMAN #3. He’s also been given a grim and gritty makeover as an albino dire wolf, like he wandered over from the set of Game of Thrones.

However, those who miss Krypto will definitely enjoy the art that is going up in an auction for writer Steve Niles’s greyhound Sonny, who is undergoing a very expensive treatment for lymphoma. Artists have been donating art for Niles to sell at auction and collect into a print set to raise money for the treatment. Here’s a Bernie Wrightson piece, which really should be in the 31 Days of Halloween folder:


And Jill Thompson’s.
So, as you can see, Krypto lives on. And hopefully, Sonny will, too.

Information on how to bid on these pieces at Niles’s blog.


  1. Krypto’s a lucky dog… he has a tree who can take him on walkies!

    Hmmm… I wonder what the New52 Beppo will like?

  2. I understand why you would think I have millions. Some people became rich off my books. I was not on of them. Neither was Templesmith.

    I work check-to-check. I make rent by the skin of my teeth every month. I’m a comic writer.

    Please don’t presume because someone has one movie made from their comic they are automatically rich.

    Thank you,

    Steve Niles

  3. Dear Wow! All I can say in response to your anonymous comment is…wow.

    (Ain’t it great to take a misinformed shot behind a curtain of anonymity?)

    Do your homework next time.

    Elliott Serrano
    Not Afraid to Let Others Know Who I Am

  4. @wow: you really need to do research or atleast have some knowledege on what your gonna TRY and critize before you make yourself look like aneven bigger ass

  5. “Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. ” Robert E. Howard

  6. Hey “WOW”,
    You’re a pathetic little man who should take all that ‘badass’ attitude and negative energy over to “Vice”. You come off as an ignorant, hate-filled asshole who knows not of what he speaks. It’s people like you who make the world a shittier place for all of us who care about others. He’s doing this to SAVE HIS DOG’S LIFE, FOR GOD’S SAKE!
    Get bent,
    -Lawrence Snelly

  7. Sonny is lucky dog. Steve, everyone involved… Artists and birders, this a great thing. I hope this catches on. It’s a smart way to save a life and create and share art. I applaud you all.


  8. I love the pieces you’ve got Steve, and I hope Sonny pulls through like the super dog he is! What a great way to own a truly original piece!