Mister Mxyzptlk to Materialize on Supergirl

Another classic Superman foe is making his way to "Supergirl."

ComicBook.com reports DC Comics supervillain Mister Mxyzptlk will bring his impish antics to the CW drama for two episodes in 2017. No additional details have been made available.

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Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Ira Yarborough for 1944's "Superman" #30, Mister Mxyzptlk is a mischievous imp from the fifth dimension who delights in tormenting the Man of Steel. More fun-loving prankster than straightforward villain, Mxyzptlk's fifth-dimensional technology appears as magic to three-dimensional beings; the limits of his powers are vast and unknown. Famously, he can only be stopped and returned to his home dimension by tricking him into saying his name backward ("Kltpzyxm").

One of Superman's most enduring opponents, Mister Mxyzptlk has appeared with some frequency from the Golden Age through DC's New 52 reboot.

The little imp has appeared in animated form on "The New Adventures of Superman," "Super Friends," "Superman: The Animated Series" and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," but he's certainly no stranger to live-action: He was played by Michael J. Pollard on "Superboy," by Howie Mandel on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and by Trent Ford on "Smallville." Gilbert Gottfried will reprise his "Superman: The Animated Series" voice role as Mxyzptlk on the upcoming animated "Justice League Action."

Starring Melissa Benoist, "Supergirl" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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