Evil feline from the Black Cat World.
Tricky Tom leads "a gang of cunning cats" in an expedition against Tail Terrier's home planet, the Green Dog World. After the Space Canine Patrol Agents defeats the "black-furred brigands," Tom is advised telepathically by the Phanty-Cats, "pet cats of Kryptonian criminals...exiled with them in the Phantom Zone," in a plan to kill Superboy and Krypto by booby-trapping statues of Superboy's ancestors (see Krypton:Religion) (SB No. 136/2, Mar 1967: "Decoy of the Doom Statues!").