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"The Boy Olympics": When the City Sentinel, a rival newspaper in Metropolis, is threatening to go out of business, the newspaper boys go to the Daily Planet to try and get a job, and are refused. When Jimmy overhears the boys plights he agrees to help them raise money to save the City Sentinel,
Appearing in "The Boy Olympics"
Synopsis for "The Boy Olympics"
When the City Sentinel, a rival newspaper in Metropolis, is threatening to go out of business, the newspaper boys go to the Daily Planet to try and get a job, and are refused. When Jimmy overhears the boys plights he agrees to help them raise money to save the City Sentinel, however believing that Perry White wouldn't like Jimmy helping out the competition he decides to do so in secret.
Getting the idea from an Ice Olympics poster, Jimmy decides to have the kids put on a "Boy Olympics" in the hopes of gaining enough revenue to save the troubled paper. Even with Superman's help to whip the boys into shape, Jimmy has a hard time juggling his job at the Planet and training the boys for the big day.
When the Boy Olympics is finally put on, Jimmy puts on a mask to conceal his identity from Perry. However, after they earn enough money to save the Sentinel (with the help of a generous contribution from an anonymous donation), Jimmy fesses up to Perry about helping out their rival. To Jimmy's surprise, Perry is glad Jimmy helped them out because according to Perry, competition is the "lifeblood of America." Jimmy soon learns that Perry was the anonymous donation.
Appearing in "The Brain of Steel"
Synopsis for "The Brain of Steel"
Perry White unveils a new computer in the Daily Planet offices that will help them gain information on news stories faster. Scoffing at the device, Jimmy is soon proved that it's a valuable tool when it's able to do math equations and assess the value of stolen gems in a report of stolen goods. When a bumbling scientist comes by to demonstrate the indestructible handcuffs he invented, he shackles Lois Lane and Clark Kent together to show their effectiveness, however he forgets to bring the key to unlock them and has to go back to his lab to find them. Stuck shackled to Lois with no way to free himself without exposing his secret identity, Clark is caught between a rock and a hard place when reports of various emergencies are radioed in.
However, the computer comes up with very-human solutions to help solve the problems, and Jimmy -- showing resounding initiative -- goes off in the flying newsroom with Jumbo Jones to help with each one. Helping fire fighters quell a blazing building, and stopping a runaway train. When the scientist finally unlocks the handcuffs, Clark is able to slip away and change into Superman in order to stop a forest fire.
Later, back in his guise of Clark Kent, Superman muses how the computer never came up with the answers at all -- it was him manipulating the machine with his x-ray vision the whole time. When Lois tries to ask the computer what Superman's secret identity he manipulates the machine to tell her it doesn't know. Later when he's alone, Clark asks the computer if it thinks that Clark Kent is really Superman, the machine responds that Clark is too weak to have broken out of the handcuffs.
Appearing in "The Story of Superman's Souvenirs"
- Superman (Flashback only)
- Lex Luthor (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Story of Superman's Souvenirs"
When reports about the escape of "Killer" Berk get out, Jimmy is shocked to find the crook showing up in his apartment, in order to escape the dragnet that is looking for him. Realizing that Jimmy has a series of souvenirs from Superman's various adventures, Burk demands that Jimmy give him one that would allow him to escape from the authorities.
After cautioning the crook not to use a number of dud souvenirs in his collection, Killer Berk decides to use Lex Luthor's invisibility belt, and Jimmy allows him to take it. However, Berk soon discovers the devices one flaw: Using it would eventually make you go blind. The blind Berk then gives himself away to the authorities in a (pardon the pun) BLIND panic. After Jimmy deactivates the device the criminal is taken into police custody.
- This issue is reprinted in its entirety in Showcase Presents: Superman Family Vol. 1.
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