Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a plummeting to Earth, half-lizard Jimmy Olsen! But how did Jimmy get into this predicament, you ask? What’s he doing in space? And why does he look like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ nerdy second cousin? The answers can be found in this week’s much anticipated debut issue of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s revival of the classic Silver Age series in which the intrepid young Daily Planet photog did things like turn into a werewolf and marry a gorilla.
So, what do Mssrs. Fraction and Lieber do to follow in those luminous footsteps? They—at least according to the issue’s solicitation summary—kill Jimmy Olsen. After they apparently turn him into a lizard. And throw him out of a spaceship.
Guys, if you’re not dying to get your hands on this new book, we don’t know what to tell you. Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 is likely to be the comic of the summer for fans of the Man of Steel and his family, and coming on the heels of the equally excellent Lois Lane #1, represents a bold step forward for the Superman line. But if you need further enticement, well, feast your peepers on this exclusive first look at the issue. It’ll get you yearnin’ for that sweet 1960s-era silliness that only Superman’s #1 pal can provide. Enjoy!
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 by Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber and Nathan Fairbairn is in stores Wednesday.