I am trying to identify a comic book that shows Superman going up against a mutated wrestler wearing green?


This could be Superman #155.

cover art

The Superman Homepage explains the story.

It includes a wrestler wearing green, whose strength has been augmented by magic.

It guest-stars real life pro-wrestler and Heavyweight champion Antonino Rocca, who wrestled in the 40's through the 70's, one of the organizations he wrestled for eventually became the WWE. Superman and Rocca have an exhibition match, and Rocca throws Superman out of the ring. Superman and Rocca are really disguised as each other to fool the crook, a big wrestling fan, into thinking Rocca is stronger, and hiring him to move a boulder which fell across the opening of the cave. Rocca's superior strength was explained by an appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk, claiming it was his magic that made Rocca stronger.

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    "Mr. Mxyzptlk" ... How is that pronounced? 0.o – Nomkins Feb 23 '15 at 16:37
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    @Nomkins, "Hey you!" – phantom42 Feb 23 '15 at 16:38
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    Looked it up: Mix-Yez-Spit-Lick. Gross. – Nomkins Feb 23 '15 at 16:44
  • @Nomkins : I prefer the "Mixxie's Pittlek" pronunciation. – Omegacron Jul 1 '15 at 20:36

As answered on your other question, the comic you're looking for is Superman Special #10, a German-only issue originally published in 1976 and reprinted in 1985.

The villain, Benny Baker a.k.a. "The Fist", is depicted on the cover wearing a one-piece sleeveless green bodysuit. The cover is very similar to the one posted by @phantom42, in which Benny is shown tossing Superman out of a wrestling ring.

  • Omegacron thank you so so much for telling me which comic that blonde wrestler was from.you are really awesome!!! not to mention the other members as well! – darthfuture Mar 10 '15 at 6:54

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