Book Review: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? by Matt Fraction

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Someone's trying to kill Jimmy Olsen...a lot of people are trying to kill Jimmy Olsen, but one in particular sends him into hiding and in search of who is really behind what's happening to him. Along the way he's going to meet friend and foe alike as he seeks to find out the truth.

This book is a hoot as it pays tribute to all of the insane whackiness Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen has gotten himself into, in many ways hearkening back to the Silver Age of comics. It's filled with all sorts of outrageous over the top characters and situations, and humorous adventures. They even find an effective way to recast Jimmy in the 21st Century media culture...as the insane over the top vlogger whose constant antics draw enough worldwide advertising hits to keep business coming to the Planet.

That said, the book is hard to follow at times. It jumps in around in time and location and it can be hard to ell whether it's just doing an homage over a situation is plot-relevant. Still, because the book doesn't take itself too seriously, it doesn't matter quite as much. It's a whacky fun read and if that's what you're in the mood for, this will hit the spot.



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Published on February 19, 2021 19:20 Tags: jimmy-olsen, superman
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