In the Mail: “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?”

My wife mentioned the “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?” comic to me because she saw a couple of pages from it online, and it looked very, very weird. So I ordered it. I finished it this morning.

And indeed! It is very, very weird. Funny weird, and heavily leaning into the way Jimmy Olsen has the Weirdness Magnet disadvantage at remarkable levels. It’s also entertainingly cranky about the way that online media is screwing up newspapers’ very existence, although possibly it’s entertaining me in a different way than was originally intended. Either way, check it out.

Moe Lane

PS: The people who made this don’t make fun of the old-school Superman, although they do have some jokes at the modern Batman’s expense.

2 thoughts on “In the Mail: “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?””

  1. my goodreads notes from a few years ago;

    A simple Recipe.
    Take ‘Arrested Development’ (if it were a comic) as your blueprint. Eliminate the blue material. Plot it around typical Superman tropes. Sprinkle liberally with entertainment references. Avoid all social and political materials like the plague they are.
    All said and done?
    Best limited run of the year.

    1. It also demonstrates a basic truth: you can make fun of what you truly love all you like. It’s when you have contempt for the source material that you get in trouble.

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