World’s Finest 123 – the Bat-Mite/Mr. Mxyzptlk team return

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The Bat-Mite/Mr.Mxyzptlk story was so popular that the team returned even before the Joker/Luthor team did, in World’s Finest 123 (Feb. 62), once again told by Coleman, Sprang and Moldoff.

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It’s an excellent follow-up story.  Superman, Batman and Robin are all quite secondary to the imps, as they come to Earth independently, but wind up mixing their magic, creating a creature that neither is able to stop, or unmake.

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Everything the two 5th Dimensional beings do simply causes the creature to alter even further, creating more and more of a problem for the heroes, who are, frankly, all but useless in this tale.

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The most they achieve is when Batman suggests that Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk create a duplicate monster to deal with the first – conveniently, after the creature has become a living magnet. Creating a duplicate causes the two to attract, and destroy each other.

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