Jimmy Olsen #1
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Jimmy Olsen #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: R.B. Silva Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 30, 2011 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The hit ACTION COMICS co-feature that everyone's talking about gets its own collection, reprinting the first four parts of the story and presenting 30 all-new pages that bring "Jimmy Olsen's Big Week" to a ridiculously over-the-top close! When Jimmy Olsen finds out that his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Sullivan, is spending a week writing a profile about a young big-shot LexCorp employee, Jimmy is determined to prove to Chloe that he can have just as exciting and interesting a week. Cue bar fights with drunken aliens, a visit to the Yarn Barn with Supergirl, Fifth Dimensional stalkers, and Jimmy Olsen: Space Warrior!

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jul 17, 2019

    The issue as a whole does a delightful job setting the stage for Jimmy's latest and potentially greatest adventure. Each member of the creative team adds their own unique flair to the book, creating a very unique offering that's a hilarious read from start to finish. The issue sets up a great hook to drive the series, giving the maxiseries a sense of purpose. There's a lot to dig into in this issue, and a lot to keep readers coming back next month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 30, 2011

    Its a crushing disappointment this series isnt an ongoing. DC should consider sending someone (Ill gladly volunteer) on their hands and knees with bags and bags of money to get Spencer to come back to it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 2, 2011

    My one complaint? Now that Spencer is exclusive at Marvel, we won't see a follow-up by him and Silva any time soon. That's a real shame. The "Jimmy Olsen" one-shot is top-notch work from both creators, and whatever the comic, I want to see them work together again. This is easily one of my favorite comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Joel Crabtree Apr 3, 2011

    Jimmy Olsen is funny and self-contained--the way all one-shots should be. However, there's something more to the story than meets the eye. It is surprisingly cerebral as it dives into the thought process and all of Jimmy's little idiosyncrasies--which, for many readers, will be like looking into a mirror. In the way that High Fidelity resonated with music geeks (or geeks in general), fanboys might have the same experience with Jimmy Olsen. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Apr 3, 2011

    So concludes the rehabilitation of Jimmy Olsen, sadly. DC has ceased their co-feature experiment and, save for T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Nick Spencer has headed for the hills into the arms of Marvel Comics. Hopefully, Spencers successors will follow his example when handling Supermans Pal. Also hopefully, Spencer will have successors when it comes to Jimmy Olsen. (Im easily Google-able, DC Comics.) Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 4, 2011

    This comic is crazy, wacky, and fast-paced. It's funny and topical and witty. And it seems to channel all the good energy from the early Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen comics. R.B. Silva's art is the perfect fit here, detailed and stylish. This really was a fun read and I highly recommend it. I just think the next time I read it, I'll do it over the course of a week myself. One day at a time. Because if taken in large doses, I wonder if it would read as 'too clever' which I know sounds like when Salieri said Mozart's work had too many notes. Uh oh ... now maybe I am being too clever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 20, 2019

    The first issue of theJimmy Olsenseries is fun and gleeful, while showing off some true comic crafting talent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Mar 31, 2011

    This issue is just fantastic. Its smart, its funny, its wonderfully illustrated. It may just be the best Jimmy Olsen story of all time. Read Full Review

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