Alias




Mr. Mxyzptlk


Note: The golden-age spelling was Mxyztplk, pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk."


The later misspelling, pronounced "Mix-yez-spit-lick," is the accepted spelling for this character.


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Unpronounceable
Occupation

Imp

Practical Joker


Legal Status
Citizen of the 5th Dimension.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Zrfff, 5th Dimension
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
5th Dimension
Height
3' 9"
Weight
59 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
White
Known Powers
An imp from the 5th dimension with limitless magical powers.
Accessories
None
Common Enemies
Superman
Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Adventures of Superman

Superman Vol. 1 & 2


First Appearance
Superman Vol. 1 #30 (Sept. - Oct. 1944)
Creator
Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster & Ira Yarbrough
Origin

Practical jokes are considered a high art form in Zrfff, but Mxyzptlk was always one to take it to far.


On the outs with his relatives and authorities, he decided a vacation was in order, and came to Earth where he encountered his favorite foil Superman.


Although not evil, his pranks can be considered quite a menace. The only known way to send him back to the 5th dimension is to trick him into saying or spelling his name backwards, "Kltpzyxm," but he always returns with new tricks to torment the Man of Steel.