"The Disappearance of Superman": When Jimmy and Jumbo Jones uses the Daily Planet's flying newsroom to save an out of control airplane, Jimmy realizes that Superman has been missing and unaccounted for for days. With out Clark Kent's help (who is "away on vacation") Jimmy decides to retrace Supe
Appearing in "The Disappearance of Superman"
Synopsis for "The Disappearance of Superman"
When Jimmy and Jumbo Jones uses the Daily Planet's flying newsroom to save an out of control airplane, Jimmy realizes that Superman has been missing and unaccounted for for days. With out Clark Kent's help (who is "away on vacation") Jimmy decides to retrace Superman's last appearances to try and find out what happened to the Man of Steel.
Learning how Superman saved men from poison gas in a chemical warehouse, saving others from an attack from a wildcat and finally his charity work for Stantonville Memorial Hospital, he learns that someone overheard Superman talking about going to the abandoned town of Gultchville. There Jimmy finds Superman trapped in a caved in mine with a chunk of Kryptonite. Superman tells Jimmy he was tricked by a crook into thinking someone was trapped in the mine and buried alive when he became exposed to the Kryptonite.
While Jimmy disposes of the Kryptonite in the flying newsroom, Superman captures the man who trapped him in the mine. The next day Perry White gives Jimmy grief for not being around to get all the stories about all the crime in the city, when Jimmy tells Perry that he was busy saving Superman, Perry simply laughs it off. However, Jimmy gets the last laugh when the story gets out and makes front page news.
Appearing in "The Haunted Messenger"
Synopsis for "The Haunted Messenger"
Out on the town trying to find a story for Perry, Jimmy happens upon a man being roughed up by some crooks who he fights off the aid of his crime-foiler fountain pen (Which shoots a stream of compressed air as strong as prize-fighters punch) he takes the injured man to a doctor, who insists the he is on a tight deadline to deliver a package worth $10,000. Convincing the man that he's on the up and up, Jimmy offers to take the package to the 721 Dillingham Street.
Along the way by foot, Jimmy soon finds that he is being followed by crooks, unable to signal Superman for help because the Man of Steel is out of town, Jimmy has to fight off the men on his own before ducking into a cab to make an escape. However, when Jimmy gets to Dillingham street, he can't remember if he has to go to number 127 or 721. When #127 turns out to be a derelict home, he tries his luck with #721. The owner of the home tells Jimmy that the valuable book he was carrying was just a decoy that he has delivered to detour thieves, and not recognizing Jimmy as his regular delivery boy pulls a gun on Jimmy and begins to call the police.
This is when the two crooks burst in to steal what they think is a valuable book, however Jimmy manages to fight them off long enough for the home owner to hold them at gun point and call the police. Jimmy rushes off to the Daily Planet to report the story. When it sees print, Jimmy is dismayed when Perry White comes up and give Jimmy grief for all the spelling mistakes in the article.
Appearing in "King For a Day"
Synopsis for "King For a Day"
The kingdom of Doryania has been under the despotic rule of the dictator Kobal who had seized power of the country when the Prince Otho was exiled from the country 10 years previous. However, civil unrest has grown to a level where the people have demanded their true prince back from the United States. When the story reaches the Daily Planet, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen decide to cover the story for the Daily Planet.
When assassins try to eliminate Prince Otho, Superman stops them, and Jimmy and Clark Kent accompany the prince back to Doryania. There, Otho gives Jimmy his ring to try on, and their close resemblance makes the people in the country mistake Jimmy for Prince Otho. However, Kobal's men try to assassinate Jimmy at every turn. Thankfully Clark is around to secretly use his super-powers in order to prevent Jimmy from harm.
When Jimmy is framed for stealing from people, he is sent to the firing squad, but is saved at the last moment by Superman who exposes the assassination plot and when Otho returns to Doryania he resumes his rightful role, a position Jimmy is only too happy to relinquish.
- This issue is reprinted in its entirety in Showcase Presents: Superman Family Vol. 1.
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