Because dogs rock!
This was an acquired taste. At first, my eyes rolled into the back of my head at just how silly this story had become. A giant Krypto with space rabies. Because we all know dogs normally get rabies from radiation exposure, so it only makes sense that Krypto would get rabies, only more so. Right? Right?
But then I re-read the first panel. Come here, Krypto, so that I might discipline you! Uh... Krypto? Why are you growling at me with your jaws wide open? It's the total "oh sh!t" thing going on there that actually makes this one of my favorite panel sequences, ever.
I have a few questions:
How do you chemically treat fabric to make it freakin' bulletproof?
Is it even necessary to make it bulletproof? I mean, Krypto's already bulletproof, so I'm not sure what the point is here?
What the heck is Pa Kent doing with big straps of leather in his store? There's only one kind of store I can think of that sells those, and I'm surprised they didn't have an ordinance against it in 1930's Smallville, Kansas.
Interesting fact you can use to impress your friends: Superboy is apparently a dog himself. Thanks to contributor sPat for pointing that out!