Huh. I always just assumed it was creative license on their part to rename Savage (though I could never think of why
they would). Interesting that there was actually a reason.
Donald Draper wrote:
In fact he was closer to the comic book version than some of Smallville's adaptations of characters who had their names!
Now you've gone and reminded me of the bastardization they called "Mikhail Mxyzptlk". Thanks a bunch.