"Superman's Seeing-Eye Dog": Superman brings Jimmy another souvenir from outer space, a jar containing the dust of a meteor that exploded when the Man of Steel tried to examine it with his x-ray vision. While trying to find a place for it in his souvenir collection, Jimmy trips shattering the ja
Appearing in "Superman's Seeing-Eye Dog"
Synopsis for "Superman's Seeing-Eye Dog"
Superman brings Jimmy another souvenir from outer space, a jar containing the dust of a meteor that exploded when the Man of Steel tried to examine it with his x-ray vision. While trying to find a place for it in his souvenir collection, Jimmy trips shattering the jar and sending the dust particles into his eyes. To Jimmy's surprise the dust had given him x-ray vision, and get decides to go out and try it out. His x-ray vision works a little too well when he spots an ice cream man carrying a concealed weapon, bringing him to the police station Jimmy learns that the man was really an undercover detective.
Jimmy then decides to show off his powers at the Daily Planet, causing Clark to quickly rush out of the room before Jimmy sees his Superman costume under his street clothes. Meanwhile, Jimmy learns that his blessing isn't all it's cracked up to be, when his x-ray vision first wipes out some photo negatives, and later when he accidentally lights the paper on his typewriter on fire. Superman comes in and puts lead goggles on Jimmy's face. Visiting an optometrist, they learn that Jimmy's x-ray vision will only be temporary and wear off in a few days.
Seeing a blind man out with his seeing eye dog, Jimmy get's the idea to be Superman's "seeing eye dog" and have the Man of Steel carry him about and use his own x-ray vision to spot trouble, Superman agrees to this idea. After helping Superman on a number of super-feats, Jimmy spots criminal "Red" Redding. Redding, wanting to avoid capture tries to shoot Jimmy when the cub reporter tries to call Superman for help. Jimmy however uses his x-ray vision to destroy the bullet. Later, he realizes his x-ray vision is gone. Superman reveals that when Jimmy destroyed the bullet the lead dust from the disintegrated bullet ended up in his eyes, reversing the effect of the meteor dust.
Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent's Pal!"
Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent's Pal!"
Jimmy Olsen shows up at the apartment of Clark Kent, asking Clark if he'd mind if Jimmy stays for a few days while his building undergoes repairs. Clark agrees, and has to try even harder to preserve his secret identity, and finds living with Jimmy a challenge. The next day, Clark leaves Jimmy a note from Superman, asking him to join him for a super-feat at the top of Mount Everest. The next day, Clark is shocked to see Jimmy crumple up the note and throwing it out, when arrives later as Superman, he's again surprised to find that Jimmy isn't interested in going and makes up an excuse to stay at the Daily Planet.
As the days progress, Jimmy continues to snub Superman and becomes more friendly with Clark Kent, which causes more trouble for Superman to maintain his secret identity. When Jimmy's snubbing of Superman makes the gossip papers, a bunch of crooks are upset because part of their plan to heist the Acme Diamond Vault was to hold Jimmy Olsen hostage to keep Superman away. They decide to go and commit the crime anyway, and sure enough Jimmy Olsen is there to signal Superman, who makes short work of the crooks. Jimmy reveals to Superman that he was snubbing the Man of Steel because -- while disguised as a blind man on the street days ago -- he overheard the crooks plotting to use him as a hostage, and pretended to no longer like Superman so that he can help foil the crooks plans.
Appearing in "T.N.T. Olsen, The Champ!"
Synopsis for "T.N.T. Olsen, The Champ!"
"Pug" Orton, a crooked manager for boxers in Metropolis decides to use Jimmy Olsen as a means to swindle people out of bets. Instructing his boxers to incite a fight with Jimmy, they all pretend to be completely flattened whenever Jimmy lands a single punch. Orton then convinces the gullible Jimmy to become a prize fighter, telling him that he can make it big, and gives him the name "T.N.T. Olsen."
While Superman is out of town, Orton stages fights and also helps make it look like Jimmy has single handedly knocked out a escape gorilla (using a tranquilizer gun) to boost his publicity. When Superman returns to Metropolis, he arrives on the big night when T.N.T. Olsen is supposed to go up against Gorilla Gordon. Using his x-ray vision, Superman learns that Orton hopes that everyone will bet for Jimmy, and that this fight Gorilla Gordon wouldn't take a dive, insuring that Orton would win big in betting on the match.
Changing back into Clark Kent, Clark warns Jimmy and has the boy take a swing at him to prove that he doesn't really have a knock out punch. Realizing that Jimmy has a contractual obligation to fight in the match, he is forced to in the ring anyway. Unknown to Jimmy, Clark secretly uses his super-powers to insure that Jimmy ends up winning the fight. When Orton tries to make a run for it, Superman captures him and forces him to confess his crimes to the audience, nullifying all the bets.
- This issue is reprinted in its entirety in Showcase Presents: Superman Family Vol. 1.
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