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Mister Mxyzptlk Connects the DC and Marvel Universes

In Superman #49 (by Jerry Ordway and Dennis Janke), Mxyzptlk meets Lex Luthor and tells him that he can't bother Superman for his every 90 day visit because he's busy in another universe, so he instead gives Luthor some Red Kryptonite to mess with Superman...

The only rule is that he can't let Superman know that Mxyzptlk gave him the red kryptonite. Well, in Superman #50, he tells Clark Kent...

and sure enough, that causes Mxyzptlk to have to return to fix things. He leaves his new friends, who are clearly the Fantastic Four, who is messing with as the Impossible Man...

After he resolves things, he returns to messing with his new friends...

John Byrne returned to draw these pages special.

Check out how they even share some dialogue (and word balloons) from the actual first appearance of the Impossible Man from Fantastic Four #11 (by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers)...

Great stuff!

If anyone else has a suggestion for a fun usage of shared continuity, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com!

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