Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #12

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 21
9.7Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Whoa-is that what I think it is? If I’m reading this solicitation text correctly, we made it to issue #12! Mazel tov! Party time! If you see Matt and Steve at the next convention, go buy them a drink because I have no idea how we made it this far! No, wait, I do-it’s all thanks to you guys! In this final issue, with the Daily Planet on the ropes, Jimmy learns something about it that’ll change everything forever.

  • 10
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Jul 15, 2020

    A near-perfect end for a near-perfect series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 15, 2020

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #12 is an easy title to overlook. It mostly looks like a side story to the Superman books. It looks more like a comical diversion from the main titles, but it actually contains a well-written and surprisingly intricate story. I really didn't know what to make of this series at first. However, I have really come to enjoy it the story played out. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jul 16, 2020

    There's a clear sighted sensibility to the series optimism, as it celebrates an idea of who we are that's very much worth believing in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 14, 2020

    While this maxi-series was largely tied to one extensive plot, hopefully DC will consider an ongoing series or at least another limited series. This creative team deserves to tell further adventures of Supermans pal. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jul 15, 2020

    I'll miss this book. For the entirety of its run it's been perhaps the best title in DC's current lineup, and consistently delivers the laughs as well as the heart. Fraction's scripts are teeming with life, and the artists deliver some of the most beautiful pages of comics I've read in some time. This is a diamond in the rough, and one that I can't wait to watch readers discover for years to come.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 15, 2020

    It is a funny and smart book and it is unlike any series that I've read. I only hope that we get more stories for Jimmy with the same creative team, now that this limited series is over. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 17, 2020

    This book is a winner. Fraction and Lieber took what looked to be scattershot weird episodes and out of that weaved a story that became more integrated until suddenly you realize you indeed are reading one big arc. And if you haven't been reading it, you missed out on greatness. I am sad knowing I won't be getting more of this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 15, 2020

    How is Matt Fraction going to bring the bizarre story of Jimmy Olsen to a close in only 22 more pages? Well, it turns out he has an answer to that " and about ten more twists and turns along the way before he does. His reinvention of the classic 1960s series with Steve Lieber was easily the strangest DC title, but it was almost always a brilliantly bizarre journey. Read Full Review

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