Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 (2019),
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer
(W) Matt Fraction
(A/CA) Steve Lieber
Jimmy Olsen must die! Wait, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives! Superman's best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new miniseries featuring death, destruction, giant turtles and more! It's a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends in Gotham City. And then we kill Jimmy.
Date Available: 07/17/2019
I have always been a fan of Jimmy Olsen having his own title. But newer visions of Superman's Pal have not always stayed true to his nature. Back in the day, several of the Supeman Family had their own titles (although I was alway annoyed that DC never gave Superman's Boss, Perry White his own title!) The good news is that this little spin off generated due to the Event Leviathan storyline doesn't immediately bury us in that storyline. A little history lesson, some body transformations, and a lot of behind the scenes fun at the Daily Planet made this a good read. It was good to see Jimmy Olsen being the Jimmy we all remember and love. The Man of Action who can't help but look like a little boy in a tuxedo. Old and new fans alike will enjoy this one.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams