Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 (Comic): Tipstor? Pick

Kirby debuted his larger-than-life epic in the pages of DC’s beloved sidekick showcase, Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen–and the Man of Steel’s world would never be the same! 

Summary: Jimmy Olsen must die! Wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives! Superman’s best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new miniseries featuring death, destruction, giant turtles and more! It’s a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends in Gotham City.


Jimmy Olsen #1 is the rare superhero comic that not only acknowledges the immense potential of its medium, but throws a lasso around its neck and leaps onto its back to see how far it can be ridden. It’s unique that a comic sets is tone and themes up so perfectly in one issue the way Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1 does, but Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s bizarre continuation of the wacky status quo they set up in the Leviathan Rising special takes that story’s strengths and doubles down on them.