Seeing is believing. With so much information out there in the world, stories travel faster than ever and it’s hard to know what to believe. However, a good photo can put all uncertainty to rest, whether it offers confirmation of some sort of wrongdoing, a snapshot into the past, a peek behind a closed door, or proof that a man can fly. That’s what James “Jimmy” Bartholomew Olsen does—he captures pictures worth a thousand words as a photojournalist for The Daily Planet.
An exceptionally bright and eager young adult, Jimmy joined the esteemed staff of the paper as a photojournalist and cub reporter. He faced the usual rookie challenges—chasing assignments all over Metropolis and beyond, following up on leads and juggling his co-workers' coffee orders. His dedication and enthusiasm paid off, as Jimmy managed to land on Editor-in-Chief Perry White's good side and often found himself teaming up with star reporter Lois Lane.
He had friends in more powerful positions, too. Jimmy became buddies with Clark Kent and Superman, eventually learning that they were the same person. But in spite of his close relationship, Jimmy has never been envious of the Man of Steel’s abilities—though he has undergone transformations that have briefly given him powers—nor has Jimmy tried to take advantage of Superman's powers for personal gain. What he has done is allow himself to be inspired by Superman and become a positive influence on the people and community around him. Jimmy Olsen may not possess superpowers, but he represents the potential to be a hero that exists within us all.
First Look: Metropolis...Wrecked by the Legion of Doom?The Legion of Doom levels the Justice League—and much of Metropolis—in this time-hopping first look at Action Comics #1018.
ACTION COMICS #1016
Clark Kent, defender of the truth! The Daily Planet is under siege as the streets of Metropolis prepare for a gang war!
SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #1
Jimmy Olsen must die!
SUPERMAN: LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1
An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber,
Superman: Red Son - Official Trailer
What if the Man of Steel was raised behind the Iron Curtain? So begins DC’s acclaimed Elseworlds story, Superman: Red Son, now the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film...
First Look: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Launches...into Space!Jimmy Olsen sure knows how to make an entrance, as he proves in this exclusive, super, you’re-not-gonna-see-this-anywhere-else sneak peek at Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1.
Super Here For...the Rise of Leviathan
For months, the mystery of who or what Leviathan is and what he/she/they/it wants has touched pretty much every Superman book currently being released. Flashes of blue light,...
Super Here For...Superman Quietly Owning Batman
It's Batman's 80th anniversary, and Brian Michael Bendis isn't letting the milestone occasion go by without celebrating it in a very Superman way. There is so much going...