Jimmy Olsen


Disambiguation: Superman's pal

First published in: 1938


Jimmy Olsen first appeared, as an unnamed office boy, in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #6 (November 1938). He was first named on The Adventures of Superman radio program on April 15, 1940 ("Donelli's Protection Racket"). His first name was mentioned in a comic book for the first time in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #13 (November-December 1941), and his last name was given in issue #15 (March-April 1942). Jimmy was first shown using a signal watch to contact Superman in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #1 (September-October 1954). Perry White first said to Jimmy "...and don't call me 'Chief'!" in issue #8 (October 1955). Jimmy first became Elastic Lad in issue #31 (September 1958). He first became Flamebird in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #158 (January 1963). The character was revamped by Jack Kirby in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #133 (October 1970). Jimmy began using the nickname "Mr. Action" in issue #155 (January 1973). Jimmy Olsen's history was revised in The Man of Steel (DC, 1986 series) by John Byrne. Jimmy first appeared as a super-hero named Mr. Action in Countdown (DC, 2007 series) #41 (September 2007).

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Olsen

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Additional Names:

  1. James Bartholomew Olsen


  1. secret identity of - The Blob [Jimmy Olsen] (p. 1985) (English)
  2. secret identity of - Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen] (p. 1958) (English)
  3. secret identity of - Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen, as hero of Kandor] (p. 1963) (English)
  4. secret identity of - Mr. Action [Jimmy Olsen] (p. 1973) (English)
  5. republished as - Jimmy Olsen (Dutch)
  6. republished as - Jimmy Olsen (p. 1962) (French)

Group Memberships:

  1. Legion of Super-Heroes [Mainstream Universe, 1958-1994 & 2006-2019 (Classic)] (p. 1958) (English) (associated) 1963 - 1985
    Notes: Made an honorary member in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #72 (October 1963).