Starwinds Howl is a novella by Elliot S! Maggin featuring Krypto. It tells the epic story of Krypto's journey from Krypton to Earth, from Krypto's perspective.

Story SummaryEdit

Krypto is adopted by Jor-El, as an experiment; meanwhile, some ancient history of Krypton is told. Jor-El brings Krypto home to Kal-El.

Jor-El then puts Krypto in an experimental rocket ship prior to the planet's destruction. After Krypton is destroyed, Krypto's ship survives and is picked up by aliens, who make him into a pet.

He shares adventures with the aliens, and meets other dogs from other planets aboard their ship. Unfortunately, during a mission into the Sol System, their ship is destroyed, and all of Krypto's friends are destroyed, however Krypto survives due to the Photonucleic Effect- or, the effect of a yellow sun on a Kryptonian body.

Krypto then explores the solar system and meets a young Superboy.


Stories featuring Krypto, the Superdog
Silver Age
Comic Books
Adventure Comics #210 (First Appearance) • "Krypto's Family Tree"
Modern Age
Comic Books
World Without a Superman (First Appearance of Bibbo's Krypto) • Return to Krypton (First Modern-age Appearance of Kryptonian Krypto) • "Superman: Our Worlds at War" • Teen Titans #7Atlas
TV Series Superman: The Animated Series (Cameo) • Krypto the SuperdogLegion of Superheroes (Cameo)
Prose Starwinds HowlDC Super-Pets! (Pooches of Power)