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Author Topic: The greatest Mr. Mxyzptlk tales  (Read 14301 times)
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2007, 03:50:34 AM »

I like the Miss Gzptlsnz stories in Jimmy Olsen.  Mxy's nagging girlfriend is a perfect parallel to the treatment of Lois in the Silver Age and her pursuit of Jimmy was a perfect example of the parallels built into the biographies of all members of the Superman Family (ie, Superman gets Mxy and Jimmy gets Miss Gzptlsnz).  I'm sure given enough time a prankster sprite would have been made a regular in Lois Lane --maybe a good-looking sorceress who made life miserable for Lois while pursuing Superman (and I don't mean Lana).

I got a real kick out of Mrs. in the Animated Series.  It made total sense for her to be a babe than a little female Mxy.  Neat!!!

(By the way, Larry the Robi-mite's real name is Drahcir Nosyarg.)
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2007, 11:36:14 AM »

Sounds more like a mash-up with the story Julian referred to.  I will look for it in reruns 10 years from now...
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2007, 05:22:57 PM »

What I always liked about Mxyzptlk stories is the idea that Superman is completely overpowered by Mxy and must rely on his wits alone. Mxy's powers are as far beyond Superman's as I suppose hi are beyond say a mugger or burglar.
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2007, 06:43:01 PM »

I loved seeing in some recent comic where some alien picked up a little purple bowler hat with some perpelxing statement like "he was afraid of this?" Showing how just the hat can be symbollic of a being with ultimate power...
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2007, 01:12:11 AM »

My favorite Mxyzptlk tale is a post-CRISIS story where he turns Superman and reality into an animated cartoon form and assaults him with various cartoon analogs of Fred Flintstone, Mighty Mouse, the Smurfs, and some sea serpent that I don't remember its actual name.
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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2007, 04:24:49 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2007, 05:07:11 PM »

My favorite Mxyzptlk tale is a post-CRISIS story where he turns Superman and reality into an animated cartoon form and assaults him with various cartoon analogs of Fred Flintstone, Mighty Mouse, the Smurfs, and some sea serpent that I don't remember its actual name.

Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent, perhaps?

Off on a tangent: wonder what it must've been like to see Mighty Mouse or other superhero cartoons on Earth-1 before Superboy came along; guessing the animators must've thought that a character who could fly and had vast strength was "just a silly cartoonish idea that could never actually happen". For that matter, would love to see what Superman thinks of such superhero cartoons like Mighty Mouse, Underdog, Atom Ant, etc...
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2007, 10:07:43 PM »

For that matter, would love to see what Superman thinks of such superhero cartoons like Mighty Mouse, Underdog, Atom Ant, etc...

Haha! Nice idea! I wonder if he thinks of them as a sort of insult to the superhero community or something. "Actually, we prefer the term 'differently-abled persons', and we do feel that Mighty Mouse belittles our struggle to conform to society. The very fact that differently-abled persons are equated with mice or other animals is in itself a demeaning and insulting aspect of these cartoons."
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