I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Krypto’s Red Kryptonite Sex Change

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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Krypto’s Red Kryptonite Sex Change

Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today, based on a suggestion from Fraser, we take a look at the time that Red Kryptonite gave Krypto a sex change!

In “The Handsome Hound of Steel!” in Superboy #101 by Robert Bernstein and George Papp, Krypto’s vanity gets the best of him when some crooks trick him into believing that they own a tranforming machine that will turn Krypto into the dog breed of his choice.

He picks collie…

The ruse is completed…

When Krypto figures out that he is still a standard mutt (through some embarrassing situations), he turns the tables on the crooks…

But he’s still not a collie. But as luck (or goofy plotting) might have it…

Collie Krypto is digging the new look…

How much more do you like Superboy now knowing when he’s flying around he’s thinking about how cool it would be to have dragon wings? I vote 400% more.

However, Krypto wasn’t JUST transformed into a Collie. Oh, no no….he was transformed into a FEMALE Collie!

So Superboy is just a dick to ALL female?

That’s a pretty grim turn of events, when you think of that puppy life just being snuffed out.

Anyhow, that was one kooky tale. Thanks for the suggestion, Fraser! If YOU have a suggestion for a strange comic book story, drop me a line at