(May 2011)

DC, 2011 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
5.99 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2011-03-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941303093 00111
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Despite being a one-shot, it says it's published monthly in the indicia.

"Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 3/18/11."

This Jimmy Olsen story started as a co-feature in Action Comics, but when the decision was made to revert all DC's ongoing series to 36 page issues, that left the last three parts of this story in limbo. So this issue was created as a place to publish the rest of the story; also reprinting the first four parts.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Amanda Conner (signed)
Inks
Amanda Conner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Durvella Cwion; Dwavv; Sebastien Mallory; Chloe Sullivan; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day One (Table of Contents: 1)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Great Djinni (flashback); Superman (flashback); Chloe Sullivan (introduction); Rory; Kev; Sebastien Mallory (introduction)
Synopsis
After looking back at a time he became a genie to defeat the Great Djinni, Jimmy plays the Superman video game while being dumped by Chloe Sullivan. His friends try to cheer him up by taking him to a club, but they get bumped from their table by Sebastien Mallory, who is accompanied by Chloe (who is doing a story on him). Jimmy and Sebastien try to one-up each other, but Jimmy brags he will stop an alien invasion, which just started as they were talking.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next sequence. This story is the first in-continuity appearance of the character Chloe Sullivan, who was first introduced in the Smallville TV show in 2001.

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Two (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Durvella Cwion; Chloe Sullivan; Sebastien Mallory; Mayor Fleming; Dwavv; Zack Howard (TV); Project Cadmus
Synopsis
The leader of the alien fleet announces that her people want to hold their annual celebration on Earth this year. Jimmy and Sebastien are assigned to escort them around the city, while Chloe researches more about the aliens. The leader takes a liking to Jimmy, and they go for a joyride in her spaceship, crashing into the Daily Planet globe. Chloe finds out that the planets hosting the alien celebrations don't survive the event.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence.

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Three (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Durvella Cwion; Dwavv; Perry White; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Martha Kent (video screen); Chloe Sullivan; Lois Lane; Superboy [Conner Kent] (billboard/statue); Steel [John Henry Irons] (billboard); Dalwythians
Synopsis
Jimmy starts his (and Chole's) plan to make Metropolis look boring, so that the Dalwythian celebration will not destroy Earth. Perry reads from his novel, Supergirl shops at Yarn Barn, Martha Kent describes Smallville, and the bars and clubs are all closed. It works; the aliens leave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence. On Jimmy's camera strap there is a brand name that starts with "Weis"; in the text article in this issue, it's confirmed that that's a nod to former Silver-Age editor Mort Weisinger.

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Four (Table of Contents: 4)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Sebastien Mallory; Chloe Sullivan; Maggie Mxyzptlk (introduction)
Synopsis
Lois has volunteered Jimmy to be part of a charity date auction. Also participating is Chloe. Mallory wins a date with her, while nobody wants to bid for Jimmy. That is, until Maggie shows up with a $1,000,000 bid. They enjoy some time together, until Maggie suddenly shows magical powers, and reveals her last name is Mxyzptlk. Jimmy freaks out and tries to hide, but suddenly finds himself marrying her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence.

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Five (Table of Contents: 5)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [also as Co-Superman]; Maggie Mxyzptlk; Doomsday (cameo); Lois Lane; Perry White; Chloe Sullivan; Mayor Fleming
Synopsis
Maggie Mxyzptlk has created an alternate reality where Jimmy is the Planet's top reporter and also Co-Superman. But he's also marrying Maggie, and Chloe congratulates him. He's confused by all this, but when he goes to discuss it with Maggie, he finds a note instead, saying that he can either stay in this reality, or return to the normal reality, and pursue Chloe again, who really does love him. He decides to return.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence.

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Six (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]; Rob Lean
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Natasha Irons; Rory; Kev; Chloe Sullivan; Sebastien Mallory; Flying Newsroom
Synopsis
Jimmy has Natasha Irons modify the old Flying Newsroom into a spaceship so he can pursue Chloe and Sebastien into space. But he uses it before Natasha can add shields to it. In Sebastien's orbital apartment, Chloe asks him for a drink, but while he's gone, she uses his computers to find his plans: to take over the world via Superman: the Video Game (a long story). He discovers that she knows, but just then Jimmy arrives. Sebastien shoots missiles at Jimmy's ship, and it explodes.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence.

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Seven (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva; Amilcar Pinna ("with")
Inks
Denis Freitas [as Dym]; Rob Lean; Amilcar Pinna ("with")
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Chloe Sullivan; Rory; Kev; Sebastien Mallory; Superman; signal watch
Synopsis
Jimmy's ship has exploded in space, leaving him hanging there with just an oxygen mask. But he uses a remote to recall Durvella's space ship from the Planet globe, and boards it to then dock with Sebastien's orbital apartment. He finds that Chloe has already restrained Sebastien, and she tells him Sebastien's plan. Jimmy decides the only way to thwart it is to reprogram the game to make it "suck", and people will stop playing it. He succeeds, and he and Chloe decide to start dating again.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous sequence. Curiously, Jimmy wears Batman boxers (not Superman ones).

[Designs] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Olsen / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
R. B. Silva; Amanda Conner
Inks
R. B. Silva
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Durvella Cwion; Dwavv; Lex Luthor; Sebastien Mallory; Chloe Sullivan; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Indexer Notes

Contains preliminary and final design sketches (and one finished illustration including color) for the characters in this feature, even including Lex Luthor who didn't appear (although Sebastien works for LexCorp). Also included is the sketch for the cover of this issue. Credit is also given to New York Times photographer Josh Anderson for helping with camera questions.

WonderCon 25 [March 30, 2011] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

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    Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day One
    Jimmy Olsen
  3. 2. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Two
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Three
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Four
    Jimmy Olsen
  6. 5. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Five
    Jimmy Olsen
  7. 6. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Six
    Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Seven
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. [Designs]
    Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. WonderCon 25 [March 30, 2011]
    DC Nation
  11. 10. [House Advertisements]
  12. 11. [Ads]
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