Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #8

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 21
8.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Ooh ooh, aah, aah-Jimmy see, Jimmy do! Jix and Jimmy go back to Gorilla City, where they had a one-night marriage-stand. (Don't believe it? Go reread Superman: Leviathan Rising #1!) Jimmy's sister Janie and Doc Mantel get to Gorilla City to warn Jimmy about what Doc saw in the future, only to find it's the attack of the 50-foot Jimmy!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Feb 19, 2020

    Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #8 is the 8th issue in a series that has consistently produced some of the best comic book-ing around. This chapter is filled to the brim with gut-busting humor. The characters continue to be a blast to watch. Jimmy is still going through transformations and getting into trouble. And the mysterious happenings surrounding him are getting bigger in proportion and closer in proximity. The team behind this book is on fire and making sure this maxi-series goes down as one of the greats. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 24, 2020

    A riff on 70s Jimmy, 90s Reign of the Superman, and Gorilla City CNN (ook,ook,ook) all makes this issue a complete win. Everyone should be reading this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 19, 2020

    It's a completely absurdist tribute to the Silver Age, and while its narrative is a bit inscrutable at times, it's the most unique comic on the stands. This book is an experience more than a story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 24, 2020

    I love how Fraction writes this book. He keeps everything moving and in a fun way. The art by Lieber is simple yet extremely effective. This is another solid issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Feb 19, 2020

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #8 is a fun ride, even if it is a bit wordy. This remains a must-read for fans of DC Comics and there is no telling where the series is headed in the few issues that remain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 20, 2020

    This is a special book, and an especially fun one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 19, 2020

    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #8 is packed with delightful page turns, delivering unexpected visual gags and twists that all add up to the promise that there's still a lot more hilarious goodness to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Feb 23, 2020

    Jimmy isn't even in town twenty-four hours before the weirdness hits. Read Full Review

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