Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Jimmy Olsen IS Mr. Action

Hey, remember when Jimmy Olsen unaccountably decided to start calling himself Mr. Action? What was that all about? To quote Fred Hembeck, Geraldo Rivera ( or Kate Adie ) he's not.

Who knows, maybe Jimmy's mind had been warped by the endless bizarre transformations he'd been through.

Or maybe it was an over the top reaction to all that cross-dressing:

The thing is, naming yourself Mr. Action is a bit like calling yourself Mr. Incredibly Attractive To Women. You kind of have to put your money where your mouth is. And as we all know, a far better title for Jimmy would likely be Mr. Stumble Into Adventures And Get Rescued By Superman. A Lot.
Still, the red-haired little scamp just can't help getting mixed up in dangerous situations while on the look out for the next big story. He's sort of like DC's version of Tintin, in a way, which I guess makes Supes Snowy, or Captain Haddock at the very least. Here's Mr. Action in action.


  1. I really liked the idea of Jimmy Olsen’s comic as a kid and although I picked up a few in my time it was never really a great book (or a bad one for that matter). I used to like the covers of the older issues from the 1960s that my older brother used to get, where he was Elastic Lad or a monster etc but the actual stories and art (by the great Curt Swan) never appealed to the ”young” me at the time. All the same I did enjoy reading this story, mostly due to the art of Kurt Schaffenberger (I nearly blanked out typing that, what a name!) an underrated artist imho. That Ms Olsen story looks err different!! Nice to see this thanks for posting it.

  2. Absolutely, Jimmy's book was rarely great, but always fun at least. And anything by Kurt Schaffenberger is always good. As for dressing like a lady, hey, if it's good enough for Bugs Bunny, it's good enough for Olsen!