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  • Mister Mxyztplk (note the original spelling) first annoyed Superman in 1944! 1 / 9

  • In Superman #30, by Jerry Siegel and Ira Yarbrough, the mischievous imp made his bow. 2 / 9

  • He surprised Superman by showing off powers that rivaled Superman's own! 3 / 9

  • Soon, though, Mxy was just annoying Superman for the sake of annoying him. 4 / 9

  • Superman discovered how to get him to leave - get him to say his name backwards! 5 / 9

  • Superman finally tricked him and won the day! However, was this Mxy's REAL first appearance? 6 / 9

  • He actually appeared in the Superman COMIC STRIP months earlier! 7 / 9

  • However, that was just a scheduling delay. Superman #30 was his true first appearance! 8 / 9

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