Wednesday, February 2, 2011
FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Mysterious Mister Myxyztplk
One of Superman's oldest (and most rarely used) enemies is this guy: Mr. Mxyztplk (or Mxyzptlk, depending on your preferred spelling).
Originally introduced as a little bit of comic relief for the series, he's usually quite entertaining when he appears. I think the main reason you barely see him anymore is that today's writers just don't have a sense of humor; also they don't write self-contained stories either. Back during the golden age of comics, humor and short features were both common.
So (as usual) we take a little trip down memory lane, to the corner of nostalgia boulevard, and take a good look at this landmark:
by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Ira Yarbrough
from SUPERMAN #30, September 1944
Brief history of the character at The Superman Super Site
- THE BEAGLE BOYS
- Sunday Funnies: GOLDEN AGE BATMAN
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS, DEAPOOL STYLE
- Hot Stuff Meets His Worst Enemy
- The Two Ton Superman
- MORE PATSY AND HEDY
- Sunday Funnies: ZIPPY
- PATSY AND HEDY
- Superheroes That Time Forgot: CAPTAIN NICE
- CLAIRE DE NUIT (BETTY BY NIGHT)
- The Batman In Canada
- The St. Valentine's Day Plasterer
- Sunday Funnies: ANDY CAPP
- Deadpool Karaoke
- Richie Rich And The Expert
- Meet Buddy Bradley...
- THE SPIRIT JAM
- Can you tell me how to get to......
- Sunday Funnies: ZIGGY
- FREE BATMAN!
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Joker
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: Patsy Walker
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