Superman 36 – Mr. Mxyztplk mines for gold, and Lois Lane goes to the beach

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I’m not even going to comment on the cover for Superman 36 (Sept/Oct. 45).

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Cameron, Yarborough and Roussos bring back Mr. Mxyztplk, who decides to become a ruler on Earth, which he believes will come when he gets lots of gold.

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So he arrives in a small town in Central America, which sits on a huge gold mine.  He pretends to be a ghost, to scare the people away.  Superman comes down to investigate the ghost stories.

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The battle between the two does get crazy, as Mxyztplk tries to destroy the entire town.

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Superman only wins by explaining to Mxyztplk that gold does not equate power in the way the imp believes.  Then Superman hits him repeatedly with a cactus at super-speed until he says his name backwards and goes away.

Mr. Mxyztplk returns early in the next year.

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Ellsworth and Citron send Lois and Clark to the beach in this story.  They get through a whole page of talking politely to each other, so you know they are remarkably relaxed.

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Lois finds a gold coin, which leads her to come out late that night and investigate.  She stumbles into a crime, and down a hill.  Sadly, she does call out to Superman for help on this one, but Clark is clearly fast asleep.

 

 

 

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