Great day in the mornin’, welcome back for another week of action packed adventure within the amazing world of Superman!
This week, in honor of the release of Jimmy Olsen #1 (by writer extraordinaire Matt Fraction), the spotlight turns to the Daily Planet’s most famous photojournalist, James Bartholomew Olsen, better known as Jimmy Olsen aka the guy that says “Right chief!” immediately after being told “Don’t call me chief!” by a certain famous editor-in-chief of a great metropolitan newspaper.
Here’s what on tap:
-Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954-1974) #'s 133-138
-Legends of the DC Universe #14
-Superman: The Animated Series Season Three, Episode 8: “Superman’s Pal”
The Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen series marked the return of Jack “The King” Kirby to the hallowed halls of DC Comics and the beginning of his highly regarded (and for good reason) Fourth World saga.
Kirby’s tenure on the series would see the introduction of Darkseid as well as (and mong others) the helpful telepathic alien Dubbilex, a modern take on The Newsboy Legion (which debuted in 1942 and was co-created by Kirby and comic legend Joe Simon) as well as a modern revamp of The Guardian, also a Simon/Kirby creation from 1942.
Have you read Kirby’s take on Jimmy Olsen before?
Superman’s Pal is sometimes derided (unfairly IMO) as a weaker episode of STAS. What’s your stance?
No matter the medium, who’s your favorite Jimmy Olsen and why?
Bonus Question: Have you read this week’s Jimmy Olsen #1 yet? If so, what’d you think of it?
This discussion runs from today, July 19th to next Friday July 26th, and spoilers are absolutely welcome.
Slap on your official Superman signal watch, grab your Nikon camera and hope into the fun world of Superman’s pal, Jimmy Olsen!