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    Default Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife

    In the comics, the initial stories never indicate which dimension Mr. Mxyztplk is from, however from the way Mxy and his fellow imps talk it seems like their world is several dimensions beyond our three dimensions.


    The third adventure featuring Mxyztplk in the comic books, in SUPERMAN No. 33 (March-April ’45), does identify the world itself as Zrfff. In this story, “Dimensions of Danger” (by Don Cameron, Ira Yarbrough and George Roussos), nosey Lois finds that Clark has written down the word “Klptzyxm,” and pronouncing it aloud she is whisked off to Zrfff. Superman does the same in order to save the girl reporter.

    When Mr. Mxyztplk meets Lois Lane’s niece, Susie Tompkins, he recognizes her gift for imagination and turns all her fibs into truths--in SUPERMAN No. 40 (May-June ’46), “The Mxyztplk-Susie Alliance” by Don Cameron, Ira Yarbrough and Stan Kaye--cover by Wayne Boring and George Roussos.



    A few stories later, “The Cross-Country Chess Crimes”--in ACTION COMICS 112 (September ’47)--finally identifies which dimension Mxyztplk is from: the 6th Dimension!

    However, Alvin Schwartz and Win Mortimer offer the next Mxy yarn, in SUPERMAN 51 (March-April ’48), which establishes once and for all that Zrfff is in the 5th Dimension. This is “Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife,” where the King of Zrfff is anxious to marry off his ugly daughter, but as no one will ask for her hand, his majesty commands his jester--Mxy--to marry her highness. Our favourite imp explains that he can’t marry the King’s daughter because he’s already engaged to marry Lois Lane on Earth.



    Mxy then comes to Earth and tries to get Lois to marry him, but the journalist issues a challenge--saying that if Mxyztplk proves to be a better reporter than her, she will marry him. The magical imp rises to the challenge, stealing an interview with recluse millionaire Seymour Salmon away from Lois Lane.

    Next, the pop-eyed pixie gets the scoop on an experimental rocket. And finally Perry White insists that as “ace reporters . . one of you ought to be able to get an interview with Superman! Get him to answer at least three questions!”

    Before Lois can begin to interview the Man of Tomorrow, Mxyztplk pulls a prank drawing Superman into action. In the middle of their struggles, Mxy asks three questions without Super realizing he’s being interviewed. The third question is “My goodness--where do you get your strength?” To which the Man of Steel replies, “From eating atom bombs, pest.”

    Having proved he’s the better reporter, the marriage of Mr. Mxyztplk and Lois Lane must go ahead. But as the couple exchange their wedding vows, Super objects to the lawful union by calling out Mxyztplk as an impostor, named Klptzyxm. When the Mr. says his name is not Klptzyxm, he’s forced back to the 5th Dimension. What happens there with the King’s daughter on Zrfff, the story doesn’t say.
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    Default Superman’s Super-Magic Show

    The 5th Dimension doesn’t seem too far beyond our own--especially as the 4th Dimension is time (as eventually established in SUPERMAN 86)--but Mxy seems able to travel to much higher dimensions. And he can send other people to different dimensions--he sends Lois Lane to the 8th Dimension in ACTION COMICS 208.

    For the most part, even though he’s a pain to Superman and Lois, Mr. Mxyztplk is not a villain. There’s the sense that he does what he does either because he doesn’t know any better--being so far beyond our three dimensional reality that he doesn’t understand the consequence of his actions--or because he’s just likes to create mischief. And, in fact, some of his magical feats are meant to do mankind good. As well, Super often treats Mxy with generosity, as if they are friends.

    ACTION COMICS No. 151 (December ’50) takes the imp down a darker path, as Mxyztplk forms an alliance with actual foes of Superman, the Prankster and Luthor, in “Superman’s Super-Magic Show” by Edmond Hamilton, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. This seems an indication of where other writers would take the imp in the future--as an actual villain and not merely a pest. Yet this story brings Mxy’s run to an abrupt end for some time.



    Between 1944 and 1950, Mxy appears on average in two stories per year, but he doesn’t appear at all in 1951 and 1952. Finally, he returns in 1953, in SUPERMAN No. 82 (May-June ’53), “The Unemployed Superman,” in an updated wardrobe thanks to artist Al Plastino. From this moment on, while he continues to sport his trademark derby, Mxy now wears some sort of futuristic apparel, with various colour contrasts. In this issue, he wears a green and red outfit.



    Mxyztplk’s next appearance debuts his orange and purple look, which will eventually become his standard dress. That story is “The Fourth Dimension Gazette,” where Mxy publishes a newspaper that prints “tomorrow’s news today,” in SUPERMAN No. 86 (January ’54), art by Al Plastino.



    Although his standard outfit is supposed to be futuristic, Mr. Mxyztplk loves to adopt disguises which often will put him in suits similar to those he wore in his early days. And in SUPERMAN 105 (May ’56) he spends most of his time in a regular suit with derby--plus fake moustache--as he works at the Daily Planet as a reporter under an assumed name (which is never given in the story). That issue brings this oddball run of Mxy stories to an end, as the magical imp takes another leave of absence from the comics.
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    Default The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk

    Between 1953 and 1956, Mxyztplk appeared in two stories per year on average, then he doesn’t appear at all in 1957 or 1958. And in 1959, when he does return in SUPERMAN 131 (August ’59), wearing the familiar orange and purple outfit (with derby), he is now called Mr. Mxyzptlk. Note the reversal of the two letters. The change in spelling is never explained. Previous to that, there was one instance where the imp seemed to forget his own name calling himself “Mxyzptlk” in ACTION COMICS 208; however, most of that story uses the original spelling, so it was probably just a letterer’s error.

    Jerry Coleman and Al Plastino provide the story for SUPERMAN 131, “The Menace of Mr. Mxyzptlk,” which has flashbacks to refresh Superman and the reader’s memory of who Mxy is and what he does. However, the previous adventures in the flashbacks, while similar to old stories of Mxyztplk, have key details that are different. Yet, one can imagine that this is the very same imp and the simple reversal of the t and the p is another one of his mind-games. As well, for much of the story, Mxy wears a suit that’s similar to his vintage apparel.



    The spelling change is minor. And we see in various stories that Mxy is apt to change his name--which affects the magic of his name, as in SUPERMAN 96 when he runs for mayor of Metropolis under the new name Maxy Z. Toplik. He has to say that name backward to be sent back to his homeworld. Or much later, in SUPERMAN 148 when he has legally changed his name to John Trix.

    The change in spelling proved lucky for the magical imp as he became a recurring figure throughout the 1960s. In 1961 alone, he appeared twelve times--more times than his ninety day limit should allow.

    The spelling change aside, there’s little difference between this imp and the one seen in SUPERMAN 105. For sure, if you compare him with the Mxyztplk from 1944, it seems like a lot has changed, but the change was gradual. In 1959, the timing might have seemed right for Mxy’s return, as Bat-Mite had already made his first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS No. 287 (May ’59). The two pests would soon meet up in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS No. 113 (November ’60), in "Bat-Mite Meets Mr. Mxyzptlk" by Jerry Coleman, Dick Sprang and Sheldon Moldoff.



    This was a grand time for mischievous sprites--Xeen Arrow, Quisp, Zook, Mr. Genie and Mr. Yes among others.
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    Default The Dreams of Doom/The Kryptonite Kid

    The Kryptonite Kid of Blor and his dog

    In SUPERBOY 78 (January ’60), a tale from Jerry Siegel and George Papp--“The Ghost of Jor-El”--purports to give the magical imp an origin story, when Master Mxyzptlk comes to Earth for the first time, in defiance of his parents. His mother’s name is given as Tlndsa, while the father is called Fuzastl--these names don’t ring true as, by including vowels, they break the convention of using all consonants for Zrfffian names.



    As well, this yarn establishes that Mxyzptlk is colour-blind--mixing up red and green. However, given this detail never comes up again, it might not be true either.

    Although the imp--who here has a full head of red hair--first appears in his familiar orange and purple futuristic outfit, when he decides to attend Clark Kent’s school, Master Mxyzptlk switches to wearing a purple suit, similar to the one he wore in SUPERMAN 30. Unfortunately, he eschews the familiar derby or headgear of any kind.

    In the end, a message from Fuzastl tells Superboy how to defeat the young rascal and he’s sent back home.

    This young Mxyzptlk also plays a role in SUPERBOY No. 83 (September ’60)--cover art: Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.



    By Siegel and Papp,“The Dreams of Doom” is a particularily frightening adventure for Superboy and Krypto as both share the same dream, which threatens their doom from a young man and his dog, both of whom radiate lethal Kryptonite.

    It’s the idea that the Super Dog has the very same dream which makes this story so chilling. It elicits a certain sympathy to see the beloved Canine of Steel experiencing these traumas. And that the boy and the dog are threatened by another boy and his dog establishes these two dream figures as their natual adversaries.

    It turns out that the “Kryptonite Kid” was once an unnamed convict on the planet Blor. To get out of a long prison sentence (we never know what he did to deserve this punishment), he allows himself to be sent into space in an experimental satellite, with a laboratory dog. When the satellite passes through a cosmic cloud of Kryptonite dust, their biology is changed so they now radiate green Kryptonite. As all beings from Blor have telepathic abilities--the Kryptonite Kid and the Kryptonite Canine have telegraphed, through dreams, their immanent appearance.

    Not only do they radiate Kryptonite, but their touch changes anything (except lead) to Kryptonite, as well.

    Mxyzptlk arrives as a deus ex machina to save Superboy and Krypto, by sending the Kid and the dog to prison in the 5th Dimension and by reversing the Kryptonite effects in Smallville. Mxy’s reason for doing so is he wants Superboy to live a long life, that he may continue to torture him in the future.

    Siegel and Papp give “The Kryptonite Kid” (and his dog) a reprieve, when the Blorians are released by their captors in the 5th Dimension and they return to Earth to menace Superboy and Krypto once more, in SUPERBOY No. 99 (September ’62)--cover by Curt Swan and George Klein.



    However, when the Kid and his pet pursue Krypto in a Kryptonite space ship, they are lured out into space and into a cosmic cloud of red Kryptonite that turns them a ruddy hue (a red Kryptonite effect) and reforms them. The Krypto they were chasing turns out to be a robot double.

    A caption at the end of the story suggests that the red K effect will wear off eventually--but there’s no reason to expect this would turn the Kid evil again. And the Kryptonite Kid doesn’t return any time soon, except in a dream sequence in SUPERBOY 128 (April ’66).

    One could have assumed that he and his dog lived a good life--except that he was brought back as Kryptonite Man for a brief appearance in SUPERMAN 299 (May ’76) and then again as Kryptonite Kid for ADVENTURE COMICS 454 (November-December ’77). Kryptonite Man also plays a role in “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow” in 1986--but that story may be an imaginary story (aren’t they all).
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    Default Jimmy Olsen, Wolf Man

    Okay so now let's get back to Miss Gzptlsnz of Zrfff . . .

    When Jimmy first turned into a were-wolf--in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN No. 44 (April ’60)--it was due to a magic potion from the wizard Merlin--a potion Jimmy voluntarily drank, believing there’s no such thing as were-wolves. But, of course, the potion did turn him into a wolf man, when the moon came out, and the only cure was the kiss of a beautiful woman.

    Despite his best efforts to get beauties to kiss him, Jimmy can’t seem to get anyone to pucker up. He even offers a load of cash to a stranger in the park, but the woman just gives him a good bashing.

    In the end, Jimmy is freed from the curse when Superman gets his underage cousin to kiss Olsen in the dark. This was when Linda Lee was still at an orphanage and Supergirl hadn’t been revealed to the world. So all Jimmy knows is this young woman is “Miss X.”

    SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN No. 52 (April ’61) has Mr. Mxyzptlk, having ditched his girl friend Miss Gzptlsnz, to spend time on Earth, when he spies on Jim with Lucy. Upon seeing the blonde stewardess, Mxy is head over heels and conspires to turn her affections away from Olsen in hopes of having her for his own.

    The imp compells the cub reporter to take another swig of the Merlin mixture, believing that the sight of the ugly wolf man will scare Lucy away.

    Thus begins “Jimmy Olsen, Wolf Man” by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and Stan Kaye. Soon enough, to help out his pal, Supes fetches his underage cousin to kiss Jimmy in the dark again, as Miss X. But this has no effect. Nor do kisses from Lois Lane, Lucy Lane, Lori Lemaris and Lana Lang--but Jimmy sure is lucky to have so many beauties willing to kiss his furry puss in order to cure the curse. If Olsen wasn’t so busy feeling sorry for himself, he might have realized how much action he was getting.



    Finally, on a darkened street, a strange woman, in a veil, comes up to the lone wolf and gives him a big smack on the lips, which instantly transforms Jimmy back to his young, clean-shaven self. Thinking this must be some fantastic beauty, to have cured him where other lovelies failed, Jim pulls off her veil to see “a homely hag.” This is revealed to be Miss Gzptlsnz, the aforesaid girl friend of Mr. Mxyzptlk.

    In truth, as drawn in the comics, Miss Gzptlsnz is kind of cute and hardly out of Mxy’s league--he being rather silly looking himself.

    The magical maid tricks her errant boy friend into saying his name backward, then she goes back to the 5th Dimension on her own volition--to nag Mxy for the next ninety days.

    In the next issue, “The Black Magician,” the magical imp returns without his girl friend. He continues to carry a torch for Lucy Lane and shows up at a masquerade ball where Lucy along with the Planet staff is in attendance. The theme of the ball is King Arthur’s court and Mxy dons a disguise so he can have Lucy put his name on her dance card--which in this story he gives as “Joe Smith.”

    The imp then casts a spell to get rid of the competition from Jimmy Olsen, which sends the red-headed reporter back to the actual court of King Arthur. There Jimmy observes that Queen Guinivere looks exactly like Lucy, while a woman resembling Lois is her lady-in-waiting. Meanwhile, a Clark Kent double is the blacksmith and Perry White’s doppelganger is the town crier.



    Merlin is at the court, but serves as the jester, no one yet knowing he is an actual magician. To throw suspicion off himself and onto Jimmy, Merlin casts many spells that make the court believe Jimmy has magic powers. However, Jim figures out that if Merlin is magical then he must also be from the 5th Dimension and so tricks the jester into saying his name backward.

    After Merlin has returned to the 5th Dimension, Jimmy is drawn back to the 20th century and the dance, where Lucy tricks Mxy into saying his name backward.

    This seems to be the first story that establishes all the magic spells wear off as soon as said imp returns to the 5th Dimension. Mxy actually had a three issue run in JO, as he also briefly made an appearance in the following issue--losing his trademark bowler, which Jimmy picks up at a haberdashery.
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    Default Lois Lane’s Fairy Godmother

    Miss Gzptlsnz returns in the pages of JIMMY OLSEN No. 65 (December ’62)--in a story by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and George Klein. Fed up with Mr. Mxyzptlk, Gz hopes that Jim will marry her, but when he rebuffs her and insults her behind her back, Miss Gzptlsnz gets revenge on him. As Jimmy is at the zoo, she curses him to gain the appearance of the next animal he sees, which turns out to be a porcupine.

    As “The Human Porcupine,” Olsen finds he’s not fit for anything else but being a sideshow freak, yet in the end he succeeds in tricking Gzptlsnz into saying her name backward when he tatoos his chest with a heart that says “Jimmy Loves Znsltpzg”--and the spell is reversed.



    Gz has to wait until the aforementioned SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN 100 for another chance at love with the faithless reporter--which doesn’t go so well for her, as already discussed.

    After that, Miss Gzptlsnz gets one more appearance in any comic books (that I know of) prior to the New 52 (where an updated version of her turned up in the new run of ACTION COMICS). This final appearance was in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE No. 73 (April ’67), only a month after the hundredth issue of JIMMY OLSEN--in “Lois Lane’s Fairy Godmother.”



    Between 1962 and 1964, in our world, the Watusi enjoyed popularity as a dance craze before it died out, to be replaced by other dance crazes like the Mashed Potato, the Swim, the Freddie and the Jerk. However, as we saw in JIMMY OLSEN 100, in the world of Metropolis, the Watusi was still going strong in 1967--enough that it could compete with the Beatles.

    Further proof of its hold on Metropolitans is presented at the beginning of “Lois Lane’s Fairy Godmother” by Leo Dorfman and Kurt Schaffenberger. A rock musician has recovered from a wrist injury, at the hospital where Lois is a volunteer nurse, and to show his gratitude he strums a rocking number on his guitar--as Lois dances the Watusi to his song!

    She is then cornered by a bandaged women in a wheelchair who badgers Lois for self-lessly helping others at the hospital when she should be dedicating herself to landing Superman as a husband. This patient then transforms into a spritely beauty--a blonde in a red mini-dress, exceptionally well drawn by Schaffenberger--and says she’s Lane’s Fairy Godmother, Dody.

    Lois doesn’t believe her, mocking Dody’s act. However, with a wave of her starry wand, the Fairy performs several magic feats to convince Miss Lane of her bona fides. Yet later in the day, when a tired Lois returns to her apartment, she is doubting her senses, still not believing that there are such things as Fairy Godmothers in the world.

    But Dody is there at the apartment and performs yet more magic with her wand, giving the girl reporter a Dior gown and bringing the Metropolis Marvel to her door--who is dressed in a specially designed Superman tuxedo, with tophat. The Man of Might is put out, because he was on his way to give a scientific lecture when he was instantaneously brought to Lois Lane’s door with flowers and candy.

    After the disgruntled Kryptonian flies off, Lois is mortified and insists that Dody must stop trying to use magic to throw her and Superman together. She wants Superman to pursue her because he loves her, not because he’s being tricked into it.

    However, the next day, at the grand opening of the Metrodome Stadium, when the Man of Steel is supposed to engrave a plaque with the names of Metropolis Olympians, using his heat vision, he instead engraves “Superman Loves Lois Lane.” Lois and Lana are both there, in their capacity as reporters, and Lana is heartbroken. Superman, angry at another manipulation and believing Lois has somehow managed it, rebuffs her attempts to explain.

    Then at an additional event, when the Man of Tomorrow is demonstrating an odd pair of alien hand-cuffs, the cuffs suddenly link him and Lois together and can’t be broken. One more deed of Dody, using her wand from behind the scenes.

    Jimmy’s Elastic Lad serum frees Lois from the cuffs (Superman has no such luck) and a weary Lois returns to her apartment, where she finds Dody asleep on the couch. Later, when the Fairy Godmother awakens, Lane suggests they play a game of Scrabble and when Lois lays out the letters Z-N-S-L-T-P-Z-G--Dody questions what kind of word is “znsltpzg” before realizing it’s Gzptlsnz backwards, transforming into Miss Gzptlsnz and disappearing into the 5th Dimension.



    Afterward, Lois explains to Superman that she tried to use the magic wand, when Dody was asleep, but that had no power, so she concluded the pixie must be Gzptlsnz. A diary, that the faux Fairy Godmother left behind, explains her reasoning. Her boyfriend, Mxyzptlk, was always rejecting the idea of marriage because he had to dedicate himself to his career of pestering Superman--just as Superman doesn’t get married because his career is more important to him.

    Miss Gzptlsnz set out to put Lois and Super together, so Mxy would see that if they could get married, then he could marry her.

    Of course, this shows that the 5th Dimensional imps simply don’t understand our world. Gzptlsnz was unable to see that her interference would drive the reporter and the super-hero apart, rather than bring them together.

    At the end of the story, as Lois coaxes Superman to kiss her, the scene switches to Gz and Mxy on the couch at his place watching the interdimensional TV, which shows Lois and Super smooching. “Pay attention! That’s how they do it in the 3rd Dimension!” she says, pointing at the screen. To which her boyfriend replies, “Bah! Quit trying to brainwash me!”
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    I read almost everything! The last stuff with Lois Lane I almost finished. Anyways! Those look like original comics! Wow! I absolutely love that splash page with Mxy marrying Lois. He looks like he really is going to make it work.

    I love the Kryptonite Man! That Curt Swan cover still looks terrifying!
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    I try to find scans online of the original pages as much as possible. I could use scans I've done from my own comics--but my files are too big and I don't want to go to all the trouble of reducing the size just so they'll fit on this message board. I wish I could find better scans online for SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE 73. That was the first LOIS LANE I ever bought as a kid and I loved how Schaffenberger drew the whole story. Dody is very cute.
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    Default The Super-Aliens of the Superboy Planet

    Prisoner of the Super-Heroes

    After their debut in ADVENTURE COMICS No. 247 (April ’58), “The Legion of Super-Heroes,” those mighty youths didn’t return to the comics again until ADVENTURE COMICS No. 267 (December ’59), “Prisoner of the Super-Heroes,” by Jerry Siegel and George Papp, twenty publication months later. And then, the only Legionnaires shown were the original three--Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy--and no new members. As well, all the action takes place in Superboy’s time, so we get no further information about their future--except that they lost some records of Superboy’s history in a fire.

    The three have come back into the past to enlist the aid of a great army of super-beings from across the galaxy who build a Superboy Planet as a permanent tribute to Superboy. However, when the LSH use a futurescope to check on those missing five years of history, they find that Superboy is destined to commit wanton destruction of property.

    To prevent this future from happening, the Legion set about humiliating the Boy of Steel in front of the townspeople of Smallville so they will all be disillusioned in him. Even Krypto abandons Superboy. And his foster parents are completely ashamed of him and regret ever having adopted Clark. Rejected by everyone, the Last Son of Krypton decides to leave the Earth, but as he flies through outer space he sees a crowd of super-beings all flying in the same direction. Following them he comes to the Superboy Planet. He thinks he’s being honoured. It’s a trap! The super-beings led by the three Legionnaires are there to imprison him (for crimes he has not yet committed).

    As this is in Superboy’s time, not the Legion’s, all the other alien super-beings shown must exist during the lifetime of Superman. The super-heroes we see in these panels are male and female and range in age.







    In fact, the futurescope was wrong and didn’t predict what would happen in five years, but rather what had happened in the present when Superboy, on orders of the President, had destroyed military property to erase a dangerous gas.
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    Animated aliens . . .

    THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY was a series of animated shorts that aired for three seasons on CBS between 1966 and 1969. The first season was part of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, the second season was part of THE SUPERMAN/AQUAMAN HOUR OF ADVENTURE and the third season was part of THE BATMAN/SUPERMAN HOUR. Prolific character and voice actor, Bob Hastings, voiced Superboy/Clark Kent for all three seasons.

    In season 1 episode 9 (November 5th, 1966) “Superboy’s Strangest Foe,” the Boy and Dog of Steel encounter a pair of diminutive green aliens who create havoc with their toys. They turn out to be the offspring of adult extra-terrestrials that have crash landed on Earth. Script: George Kashdan.

    In season 2 episode 4 (September 30th, 1967) “The Great Space Race,” Superboy and Krypto run afoul of law enforcement officers from the planet Braxis (sp?) who have come to Earth in pursuit of the evil scientist Klarix (sp?) and his gang. Script: George Kashdan.

    In season 3 episode 2 (September 21st, 1968) “Superboy Meets Mighty Lad,” the Boy of Steel encounters another super-powered youth who claims to be a survivor of Krypton, saying that he was in suspended animation before arriving on Earth. Krypto, however, senses something is not quite right and spurns the so-called Mighty Lad. In the end, Superboy learns that Mighty Lad is from a different planet and has used the advance science of that world to manufacture his super feats. Script: George Kashdan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    Animated aliens . . .

    THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY was a series of animated shorts that aired for three seasons on CBS between 1966 and 1969. The first season was part of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, the second season was part of THE SUPERMAN/AQUAMAN HOUR OF ADVENTURE and the third season was part of THE BATMAN/SUPERMAN HOUR. Prolific character and voice actor, Bob Hastings, voiced Superboy/Clark Kent for all three seasons.

    In season 3 episode 2 (September 21st, 1968) “Superboy Meets Mighty Lad,” the Boy of Steel encounters another super-powered youth who claims to be a survivor of Krypton, saying that he was in suspended animation before arriving on Earth. Krypto, however, senses something is not quite right and spurns the so-called Mighty Lad. In the end, Superboy learns that Mighty Lad is from a different planet and has used the advance science of that world to manufacture his super feats. Script: George Kashdan.

    I remembered Mighty Lad long after I stopped watching Superboy/man cartoons.

    Pity DC never did anything with him.

    TPTB never caught on to the fact that those cartoons were watched for decades by children. Those images stay in the mind.

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