- I'm trapped! They will plug me if I don't talk! And being all tied up, there's no way to set off my secret Superman signal!
- -- Jimmy Olsen
Appearing in "The Flying Jimmy Olsen"
- Mister Danning (In dream sequence only)
- Magic potion
Synopsis for "The Flying Jimmy Olsen"
Superman visits Jimmy Olsen and gives him a twisted pistol - another souvenir for his Superman collection. Jimmy takes it home, and while organizing his Superman-related keepsakes, comes upon a magic alien potion that Superman brought back from another world. Suspecting that the potion might give him special powers, Jimmy drinks it then falls fast asleep. He awakens sharply and discovers that his body can defy gravity. Donning a colorful costume, Jimmy decides to use his new flying abilities and get a job at the circus. He joins the Danning Circus as an aerialist and amazes the spectators with his death-defying feats. Watching Jimmy from the stands is Lois Lane, Clark Kent and Superman. After the show, a group of thugs attempt to rob the box office, and Jimmy decides to lend Superman a hand. During the debacle, a stray bullet strikes Clark Kent. Superman flies Clark off to the hospital and Jimmy returns to his circus stunts. One of his stunts involves being weighted down in a tank filled with water. Jimmy forgets that the alien potion is only supposed to last for twenty-four hours and his time is almost up. Suddenly, water splashes all about him, but it's not from the tank. Jimmy is awake and sitting in his chair in his apartment. Superman is standing next to him with an empty water pitcher. It had all been a dream. Superman explains that the true power of the alien potion was that it induced drowsiness and prompted wild dreams.
Appearing in "The Hide and Seek Mystery"
- The Purple Gang
- Bob Dunn
- Caesar Sykes
- Gunner Barton
- Slug Martin
- Squinty Ames
- Stolen jewels
Synopsis for "The Hide and Seek Mystery"
Superman nabs several members of the Purple Gang as they exit a jewelry store after a robbery. He can't stop all of them however, and several members escape with their loot. Jimmy Olsen is present and contacts his pal Jumbo Jones. They board the Flying Newsroom and try to track down the rest of the gang. Superman finds one criminal stranded on the cliff side of Mount Baldy while Jimmy and Jumbo track a few more to Pike Island. Superman flies after them and puts out a fire on the island. Jimmy soon discovers that the Purple Gang deliberately set the fire knowing that the Flying Newsroom would arrive to report the story. The leader of the gang Caesar Sykes secretly plants the stolen diamonds in the helicopter then kidnaps Jimmy. Jimmy tricks Sykes into setting off his secret Superman signal, and Superman flies in to rescue him. The missing diamonds are found inside of a peanut dish.
Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal!"
- Slick Dugan
- Betty Hart
- Mister Todd
- Tom Barton
Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal!"
Out on a swim with a girl named Betty, Jimmy has to dive in to her rescue when she has trouble in the water, although Betty thinks he's a hero the lifeguard dismisses Jimmy as only a show-off because he's friends with Superman. That night at a party, Superman apparently shows up and snubs Jimmy, making him a laughing stock in front of the guests. When he decides to follow Superman, he sees the Man of Steel convince the owner of the hotel to apparently catch some crooks. When Jimmy once more tries to get Superman's attention, he is snubbed once more.
Spotting the crooks in question, Jimmy tries his Superman signal watch, but to no avail, making Jimmy realize what is really going on when the crooks steal the loot. Jimmy confronts what turns out to be a fake Superman until the real Man of Steel arrives, and unmasks the impostor as "Slick" Dugan. Jimmy reveals to all present that he figured it out when the crooks stepped on the pebbles that "Superman" had spread in front of the safe was really made of sponge because the crooks footsteps made no noise on when they stepped on it. Having shown that he can save the day without Superman's help, his colleagues apologize for giving him a hard time earlier, and the next day Jimmy's exploits land him on the front page of the Daily Planet.
- This issue is reprinted in black and white in Showcase Presents: Superman Family, Volume 1.
- "Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal!" is reprinted in Best of DC #46.
- Jumbo Jones appeared last in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1. He appears next in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #3.
- This issue includes "Peg" and "Little Pete" humor strips by Henry Boltinoff.
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Links and References
- Jimmy Olsen article at Wikipedia
- Jimmy Olsen article at Supermanica
- Jimmy Olsen series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Jimmy Olsen series index at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics