Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 24
8.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today in this catalog to remember our friend, Superman's pal, the late Jimmy Olsen...'s assassination decoy!
Wait, somebody killed Jimmy's decoy body? But whodunit? And, like, whydunit? And...wait, when did Jimmy get a decoy of himself? What we do know is it's not safe for Jimmy in the City of Tomorrow anymore, and with Superman busy and all (you read that SUPERMAN #15 solicit yet?), Jimmy's best bet is to solve his own murder within the safe borders of Gotham City! (Seriously, "safe"?)

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Sep 18, 2019

    DC Comics is often criticized for its reliance on grim and gritty doom and gloom. Fraction and Liebers Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen is definite proof that DC has more going on than just the cliche. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 20, 2019

    We still don't get the whole scope as there are still 9 issues left, but Jimmy Olsen #3 finally shows that this new series isn't just mindless fun (even when it is just mindless fun). Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Sep 18, 2019

    It feels like these stories in all of their tonal complexity can only continue to soar up, up, and away. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Sep 24, 2019

    With Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #3, Matt Fraction has proven that he knows Jimmy Olsen and can craft a compelling book around the character. Each issue is constructed in short segments that differentiate it from everything else on the market while keeping it compelling. It'll be fun to see how everything fits together in the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 18, 2019

    Less a straight narrative than a fascinating collection of shorts that are slowly coming together into a greater whole, Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber's Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #3, as in issues one and two, takes place over so many different times, places, and characters that it can be hard to keep track at times " but you're always left wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 21, 2019

    This strange Jimmy Olsen comic finally starts to come together with real answers and even realer mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 17, 2019

    Steve Leiber complements the story and the tone of this issue by keeping the art light and fun as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 19, 2019

    This book is a lot of fun. Fraction does a great job of keeping it light as well as keeping the story itself moving. The art is well handled too and it is simple yet effective. This is a decent issue in a swell series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 24, 2019

    That's a lot of story, a lot of vignettes, a lot of ideas ... and it all somehow comes together and gels. But what do others think? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Sep 18, 2019

    It's taken a bit to get there, but Fraction and Lieber have finally gotten the plot and humor to consistently speed along. I had doubts there'd be enough material for 12 issues, but there's enough for 20+ if Jimmy Olsen can keep this level of innovation up. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Sep 20, 2019

    "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" continues to be a hilarious and smartly crafted series from script to letters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 18, 2019

    Hopefully this was just a rare misstep instead of a sign of things to come, but for this issue the random chapters didn't do a whole lot for the story especially since the more enjoyable sequences revolves around Jimmy. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 26, 2019

    Though the true storytelling intent of this series is becoming clearer, readers are going to remain divided as to whether or not they can get past writer Matt Fraction's deliberately tongue-in-cheek delivery. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 18, 2019

    Another month, another fragmented – but enjoyable – installment of Jimmy Olsen's story. Lieber's art continues to be charming, powerful and clear; Fraction's script, despite some excesses, continues to impress with its wit and cleverness. In trade, this will doubtless be wonderful stuff; in a monthly book, it feels bitty, superficial and far too pleased with itself. Read Full Review

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