Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #5

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 25
9.1Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Jingles sell, Batman smells,
A prank war goes astray,
A Batmobile lost a wheel (literally),
'Cause Jimmy stole it from the valet!

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Nov 20, 2019

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen remains one of the best superhero comics on the stands today, especially when it indulges the absurd. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Nov 27, 2019

    Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen has become one of DCs most innovative and exciting titles since its launch, and issue #5 is a highlight of the series. Fraction and Liebers take on the Dark Knight is idiosyncratic and irreverent. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 20, 2019

    No joke, this is one of my favorite comics being published right now, and one of the best series on the stands. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen is simultaneously hilarious and sincere, inviting you to laugh at the outrageous story while still being invested in the characters. It's an amazing balancing act that Fraction, Lieber, Fairbairn, and Cowles have pulled off perfectly each and every month, with hardly a bad issue yet. This is a funny comic made by people who are having fun with comics, and that joy is infectious and evident in the reading. Now pick it up, friends, and prepare to be Calendarmangled. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 26, 2019

    Seriously, this book is such a balm from the gritty, serious, Year of the Villain, nonsense we keep being force fed. Hope we continue to get Olsen books from Fraction even after this mini-series ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 20, 2019

    And if you cant appreciate a prank war with Jimmy and Batman you might need to ask yourself why so serious? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Nov 20, 2019

    I think it’s now safe to say, this series will go down as one of the essential arcs of Jimmy Olsen. It’s looking into his past and giving him a history that is tied to that of Metropolis itself and one of its most famous residents. The introduction and exploration of the Olsen family is beginning to be the series’ best element. Added to that, his unpredictable personality, a continuously interesting mystery and a hilarious prank war with Batman, and it makes this one of the best books being put out by DC and a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 20, 2019

    Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber continue to deliver the most offbeat, bizarre comic in DC's stable with Jimmy Olsen,a tale of Jimmy Olsen, the complex Olsen family dynamics, and Silver Age science always entertains but rarely comes together as a cohesive narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 22, 2019

    The story or stories here are very good. I have to say that my favorite part of the book is the art. Steve Lieber has long been one of my favorite artists and I am glad he is getting some notice on this book. This is a very solid issue indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Nov 20, 2019

    Those looking for a solid, straightforward narrative will be disappointed. While I wish this series was more consistent and focused, its unpredictability makes it a discovery with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 10

    Portland hipster trash.

  • 10
    Spacey Medicine Nov 26, 2019

    I got six pages in and I wrote down ā€œ10/10ā€ and Iā€™m not about to call my past self a liar.

  • 10
    Grifter Nov 26, 2019

    Batman is hilarious.

  • 10
    John Milligan Nov 23, 2019

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #5

    Writer: Matt Fraction
    Artist: Steve Lieber
    Colourist:Nathan Fairbairn
    Letterer: Clayton Cowles

    Every issue of Superman's Pal Jimmy olsen is a masterpiece and this issue is no different.

    Be it the near-perfect script from Fraction, or the impeccable art from Lieber, this book has quickly become one of -if not the best - books on stands right now.

    (Warning: spoilers below)

    This issue is hilarious. Simple as that. Matt Fraction has managed to craft one of the most genuinely funny stories I have read all year, and a lot of that humour comes from his portrayal of batman. Yes, that's right, Batman. Fraction has managed to take a charac more

  • 10
    Ollie44 Nov 20, 2019

    Absolutely worth reading. Fun and crazy.

  • 10
    allenquanobi Nov 20, 2019

    can the main dc series get the talent that series like this is getting? Seriously this is fucking hilarious stuff and light hearted tone that comics should be, not the dark brooding nature that everything seems to strive for. I still don't know if this is out of continuity, I assume it is because there's so much going on that doesn't gel with what's going on, but I am all here for it. I also love the art, very simplistic, but not in a bad way. Services the light tone that the book is going for. Easy recommendation

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 20, 2019

    I genuinely love how Batman is written here.

  • 9.5
    Duster09 Jan 13, 2020

    Alfred's a supper computer

  • 9.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 6, 2019

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen has been an absolute blast so far, highlighting Fraction's writing and Lieber's wonderful art. Let's see how this issue goes. Judging from that solicit, pretty darn well.

    The Good:
    Outside of one scene (see The Bad), Fraction writes Bruce and Batman really well. Mainly Bruce though.

    The Jimmy vs Batman prank war is pretty cool and funny.

    Dr Mantel is back which suggests that the plot is a bit more focused on his side of things.

    I loved the historic aspect of this book and what it appears to be setting up.

    Man, this issue is funny.

    Oh, can't believe it took me this long to mention it, but Lieber's art is phenomenal.

    Jani more

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 22, 2019

    Matt Fraction should write Superman's titles.

  • 8.5
    Ryan Oct 17, 2020


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    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Nov 23, 2019

    Portland hipster trash

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    mangaZZZZZ Jun 9, 2021

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    arrogantdesperado Aug 30, 2020

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    gustave154 Jul 18, 2020

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    votoporkirill Jul 14, 2020

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    Inknight033 Nov 26, 2019

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    Rocker97 Nov 22, 2019

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    tonpas1989 Nov 21, 2019

  • 9.5
    Justin Ray Nov 26, 2019

  • 9.5
    superstan52 Nov 20, 2019

  • 9.0
    Dorival Nov 27, 2019

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    ActionCity Nov 25, 2019

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    Nickweiser Nov 21, 2019

  • 8.5
    Tinman Dec 7, 2019

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