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.
|Citizen of the 5th Dimension.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Zrfff, 5th Dimension|
|Base of Operations|
|An imp from the 5th dimension with limitless magical powers.|
Adventures of Superman
Superman Vol. 1 & 2
|Superman Vol. 1 #30 (Sept. - Oct. 1944)|
|Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster & Ira Yarbrough|
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.