Believe it for not Jimmy Olsen starred in his own comic book for 20 years. That’s quite a run for someone who’s only claim to fame was being Superman’s pal. If you ask me, though, Superman could have made better friend choices.
Superman could have been buddies with anyone in the world so it always baffled me why he would settle for someone who was perpetually showing huge errors in judgment, always trying to trick him into revealing his secret identity, and often seemed to be on the verge of being mentally challenged.
In a time famous for oddball stories Jimmy’s were some of the oddest. He was the object of many bizarre transformations such as giant turtle-man, human porcupine, and werewolf to name a few. I bet Superman was hoping someday he would transform into a competent adult.
Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Tomorrow: Negative Man of the Doom Patrol!