Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #2

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
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Only Jimmy Olsen knows what Superman's secret superpowers truly are-and now those mysteries will finally be shared with you! And only you. Don't tell anyone. And Jimmy won't have any of his pal's super-abilities to help him get out of his latest jam as he hits the dark and dirty streets of Gotham City!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 21, 2019

    DC has a massive winner with this book and it's already going to be a long wait till the next issue. I'm a big fan of this one and highly recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 23, 2019

    Seriously, this book reads like three book of three different tones. But as I said, it is all Jimmy and it all works. I hope every Superman fan is grabbing this because it the perfect dessert item after the heaviness of the main titles and Lois' relevant solo title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 21, 2019

    I don't know because that's where the issue ends. But I'll be reading this next month for sure. The writing and art are great and this is an unexpectedly highly entertaining comic book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 21, 2019

    This could be a good story, but the ending is sort of abrupt and the Metropolis segments are the stronger ones. Still, this is unlike anything else in DC's stable right now and I can't recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Aug 21, 2019

    If anything, this issue of Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen packs a little too much in; the constant twists and turns and time-shifts can get a bit confusing. Still, its an ambitious comic, and its ambition pays off. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Aug 21, 2019

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #2 continues to impress. Leiber and Fairbairn do an outstanding job on the art, making this one of the best-looking books on the stands. Fraction is doing some of the finest work of his career and demonstrating a wide range of talents. This book is full of heart and compelling on nearly every level. I can't wait to read more of the most dangerous man in Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 21, 2019

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #2 is another fun entry into this 12 issue maxi-series. While the story structure is a bit confusing, it is still a joy to read and I am sure Fraction will make it all make sense as the series progresses. The creative team does a fantastic job of catching the tone of this series; from art to lettering, everything captures this silly, optimistic adventure of Jimmy Olsen, has made these past two issues a delight to read, and has me excited for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Aug 22, 2019

    There have been many attempts to re-imagine Jimmy Olsen into something other than what his 20-year ongoing comic series put into place. Some more serious, some attempting more connection to youth culture in that moment, others just dull. Fraction and Lieber have made Jimmy's youthfulness a factor but retained the never-dull 'Pal Dimension' of the Silver Age. While there's no zee-zeeing of the signal watch or Kirby krackled crossovers with Don Rickles, the best parts of the avant garde comic book style are intact, amusing, and sharp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 23, 2019

    It's a welcome return to Big Two comics for Fraction and it's great to see him matched with an artist of similar sensibilities in Lieber. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 21, 2019

    Without the typical narrative drive often found in superhero comics, the series becomes a study in character and style, one that does not disappoint even as it ignores the obvious next step to spend time exploring Metropolis and Jimmy's psyche. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis Aug 21, 2019

    Herein lies a book with an identity crisis. It's marketed as a showcase of Jimmy's shenanigans, but the book insists it's smarter than that and thus, undercuts its existence with a muddled mix of drama and cuteness. But hey"it's at least different. If you liked the first issue, go for this one too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Aug 21, 2019

    Like last month's issue, this is divided up into four discreet sections. Consequently, the sense of things moving glacially is palpable, particularly in the final section which ends the issue on a decidedly abrupt and unexciting note. Worse, the charm and joy of the last issue are less prominent this time around and, although there is some real heart hidden away amongst the knowing silliness, it's not enough to make this issue memorable. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Aug 24, 2019

    Far too in love with itself and its own slapdash sense of humor to be taken seriously, this comic utilizes facile attempts at humor to hide the fact that it has no real plot. At only two issues in, this miniseries is already careening off the rails - which bodes very, very ill for the next ten months, and the remainder of this non-story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Inknight033 Aug 21, 2019

    Great!

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Aug 22, 2019

    The book is right, I do just want Jimmy Olsen to be silly.

  • 9.0
    M1sf1r3 Aug 23, 2019

    I'm not sure how to feel about this one. Ok, let's try and break this down.

    The Good:
    It can all be summed up into two words. Silver Age. Jimmy has always had the wackiest stories back in the Silver Age and boy does Fraction highlight that here. That is the selling point of the series and with such darkness and as a result blandness in DC currently, this is greatly appreciated.


    The Bad:
    The Timeline. This is probably done on purpose but I'm not completely on board with the idea. Maybe it's just me being used to the more linear progressions but the whole jumping around business isn't working here. While Issue 1 finished in Gotham we didn't get back to that until the end of the issue. It feels like things more

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Aug 25, 2019

    This is a really fun book.

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Aug 24, 2019

    THE GOOD:

    -This was wonderful. This was a perfect example of how to step up a second issue after a great first issue.

    -Steve Lieber's art fits this story so perfectly.

    -That Pulitzer Prize story was silly, and I think the execution is really what made it work so well.

    -That scene with Superman was the best. Just the best. It had me laughing to tears, literally. And the ending was just so perfect.

    -I really, really like the relationship between Jimmy and Julian. It's actually trying to do something serious in a silly book and succeeding.

    -I really like those collages of Jimmy's misadventures, especially as they keep getting crazier and weirder.

    -I was concerned more

  • 8.0
    rayonymous Aug 22, 2019

    I didn't think I'd like Jimmy Olsen, the comic is silly, funny and engaging.

  • 10
    Rocker97 Aug 21, 2019

  • 10
    BernardoMarra Aug 21, 2019

  • 10
    Grifter Aug 22, 2019

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 22, 2019

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Aug 22, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Aug 22, 2019

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Aug 23, 2019

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Aug 23, 2019

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