Kirby Week : “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #133


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One could argue that I should have started this “Kirby Week” theme I’ve got going with with this, as it marks the beginning of what many of The King’s fans consider to be the best and most important phase of his career, but in truth the October, 1970 cover-dated Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #133 is such a flat-out transformational comic (not just for the series itself, but for the medium in a more general sense) that even on an umpteenth read-through, it offers a hell of a lot to unpack and analyze.

Oh, sure, there are more important entries in The King’s lengthy C.V. than this one, but I think a person would be hard-pressed to find a single issue that attempts to do more than this story does — after all, this was the very first comic that Kirby produced under his then-new contract with DC, and given…

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One response to “Kirby Week : “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #133

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/12/21 — 7/18/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

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