I wanted to do another villain for Superman as I did 3 more for Spiderman! I already did BRAINIAC and GENERAL ZOD who had to be next I thought!!! ---the answer came to me while doing research! I saw in my "Encyclopedia of DC Comics" a picture of MR. MXYZPTLK from the golden age and he was wearing a beige 3 piece suit, white gloves and a bowler hat with a daisy! And he was bald! The bald one has been used quite frequently so I didn't have to figure out any hair! I had a minifigure with a 3 piece beige suit and it even had a red tie (not a bowtie but a tie none the less) it was set! I had to add the white gloves and that was no problem with all the snow people I have! Now Just how could I exhibit this newest mini? SHOW HIS MAGICAL POWERS! I had a spare gorilla head - I needed the body to do one of the "Neverland" boys! that was it - I remembered Mxyzptlk loved to tease SUPERMAN and changed his face many times! That's it show the changes!
The story came from all that!
It starts at the DAILY PLANET'S OFFICE! He tells Perry White he can perk up his circulation and make a fool out of Superman in the meantime! Clark hearing this begins to put his plan in action---in order for MR. MXYZPTLK to disappear he has to say his name backwards! K - L - T- P - Z - Y - X - M!!! He cuts letters from the newspaper and at each of Mr. Mxyzptlk's appearances one of the letters would appear! After the last letter "M" Mr. Mxyzptlk decides to brag at the PLANET'S Offices! Since Perry, Lois, Jimmy and Clark were all in on this it was easy to "trick" him! Lois interviews him and asks just how good his memory was - he says excellent! She inquires if he saw any letters present at each scene! He starts to call them off: K,L,T,P,Z,Y,X,and M! Jimmy takes a picture of each letter and then all of them! Perry runs a fake issue of the DAILY PLANET! Jimmy shows him the pictures and asks how do you pronounce this word?
KLTPZYZM? LOL, "I am on to you, you want me to say my name backwards so I'll return to my dimension!" Perry "yells" at Jimmy! "OK Mxyzptlk before I run this issue and give you credit for giving SUPERMAN a bad day can you read the headline and tell me if it meets your approval?" Without realizing it he blurts out-"Mr. Kltpzyxm...and before he can finish he disappears! As he looks back he hears them laugh out loud!
"I'll get all of you next time - just 90 days away!"
I included my reference material and the shots I took for the cover page!
And please note I introduce the PERRY WHITE figurine in this one as I introduced JONATHAN & MARTHA KENT in the FORTRESS!
I also thought this was a good way to celebrate HALLOWEEN since SUPERMAN goes through many changes in this MOC!