Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Superman - The Mxyzptlk-Up Menace


The Mxyzptlk-Up Menace

One of the best Power Record sleeves Neal Adams ever did (and that's saying something), which perfectly encapsulates the relationship between Superman and Mxy. That look of annoyance on the Man of Steel's face at the bottom is priceless.

This audio adventure features a moment where Superman tries to comprehend how to communicate not using vowels--"'Why'? 'Rhythm'? Can't make a sentence out of those words!" For some reason, that sentence has been stuck in my brain since I was seven or eight, and has never left.


Earth 2 Chris said...

I can honestly say I've never seen that sleeve. It is a beaut, for sure. I had that story on the LP where Supes is punching us in the face as he smiles at us. That's another great Adams piece.

I remember thinking they got the pronunciation of Mxy's name wrong, since the Super Friends told me it was "Mix-el-plick". Little did I know THEY were wrong.


rob! said...

Heck, there's not even a consensus on how to say "Luthor."

Rockwell J. Pugglesworth said...


Love this one. Very droll.

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