Mister Mxyztplk (note the original spelling) first annoyed Superman in 1944!
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In Superman #30, by Jerry Siegel and Ira Yarbrough, the mischievous imp made his bow.
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He surprised Superman by showing off powers that rivaled Superman's own!
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Soon, though, Mxy was just annoying Superman for the sake of annoying him.
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Superman discovered how to get him to leave - get him to say his name backwards!
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Superman finally tricked him and won the day! However, was this Mxy's REAL first appearance?
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He actually appeared in the Superman COMIC STRIP months earlier!
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However, that was just a scheduling delay. Superman #30 was his true first appearance!
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