Just a few issues into the relaunched Action Comics and in the 5th issue
, it turns out that Krypto the Superdog is either being thrown out of the picture cavalierly, or, he becomes a phantom pooch in the rebooted Phantom Zone. Gee, I thought Grant Morrison was one of those writers who liked the Silver Age only so much, and here he's putting on a pretty disrespectful show for some of that era's elements. I wonder why? Maybe he doesn't have as much faith in the Silver Age as he'd like us all to think?
If he didn't want to use Krypto, so be it, but sending him into the Phantom Zone to phase him out of the picture, or turning him into a darker variation on the original, is only sending a signal of disrespect to all the hard work past writers did, and even for all the people who grew up reading the older material. Not to mention that it only furthers the descent into bleakness this new rendition looks to be facing.
Labels: dc comics, dreadful writers, Superman