SUPERGIRL NEWS: Mischief, Thy Name is Mister Mxyzptlk

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Once again The CW is introducing another one of Superman's classic villains to National City. In the comic books, Supergirl's gallery of villains was never really fleshed out very well. This is often referenced whenever she has a solo series; they often lack direction and a solid rogue's gallery.

To avoid that from happening to our live action SUPERGIRL, they have taken full advantage of the lack of Superman on TV. His villains, become hers and interest continues to grow. Even I, as a Superman fan, didn't expect to love this show as much as I do. Anytime a reference is made to 'big blue' I become overjoyed as I feel like the show is speaking to my fandom.

Mr. Mxyzptlk's inclusion should really turn, what's already a light-hearted superhero show, into an hour of zany fun. While is reporting that Mr. Mxyzptlk intends to be a young dashing individual, pining for Kara's affection, they haven't been able to confirm it. 

Leaving this viewer to hope we get an older, more mischevous and more accurately impish version of the character. While my preference would be to see Peter Dinklage play 'Mxy' I highly doubt his schedule for GAME of THRONES would allow him the time.

Fans of Superman know that the only way to get Mxy back to the 5th dimension, from whence he came, is to trick him into saying or spelling his name backwards. While he isn't typically evil, so much as he just enjoys causing trouble, the episode he appears in will most certainly be memorable.

The last time we saw Mxy on television was in a season 4 episode of SMALLVILLE.