The Kent family owned a terrier dog named Hank, that was quite loyal to his owner Clark Kent. When Clark was 17, a tornado struck Smallville and as Jonathan, Clark, and Martha got out to investigate, they had to take nearby cover under a overpass. Realizing they had left Hank behind, Jonathan bravely went back to get him, as a car landed on top of the vehicle, trapping both of them. Jonathan managed to open a door for Hank to escape, as the tornado eventually swept Jonathan away to his death.
Behind the Scenes
- In DC Comics, dogs are often presented as companions and sidekicks of supeheroes, civilians and criminals. Examples are Krypto the Superdog for Superman, Ace the Bat-Hound for Batman, Aquadog for Aquaman and Dawg for the alien bounty hunter Lobo.
- In a proposed scene for Man of Steel, Zod was meant to be followed by a pack of genetically-engineered war dogs. In the prologue of the movie Jor-El would had a fight with the animals before facing Zod.
- The dog owned by Thomas Curry, could be a reference to Aquadog, a Golden Retriver owned by Aquaman and Mera in DC Comics.