Thursday, April 12, 2007

Halloween Scare with Mr. Mxyzptlk!

Newsarama's It Came from the Quarter Bin has a look back at Young Justice #3 (December 1998), a Halloween-themed romp featuring Mr. Mxyzptlk written by Peter David with art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker. The amusing cover for the issue features the book's three central sidekicks dressed-up as their superhero mentors. It is also, in the case of Impulse, somewhat prophetic. Is this the first time that we've seen Bart Allen wearing the traditional Flash costume?

Kicking off a month of quarter bin DC Comics is Young Justice – the superkiddie team featuring the core unit of Robin, Superboy, and Impulse... It’s Halloween and using the latest in nanotechnology coupled with mystic voodoo some sinister men in sinister robes are able to print out Mr. Mxyzptlk. The printout becomes real and Mr. Mxyzptlk is once again unleashed onto our Earth. What horrors can the madcap in the purple hat bring to our society? What evils can a man dressed in orange unleash?

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