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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen by Matt Fraction
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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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Reading Progress

February 8, 2021 – Started Reading
February 8, 2021 – Shelved
February 8, 2021 –
page 42
13.13%
February 11, 2021 –
page 89
27.81%
February 13, 2021 –
page 183
57.19%
February 14, 2021 –
page 230
71.88%
February 15, 2021 –
page 276
86.25%
February 16, 2021 – Finished Reading

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