Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106 (On Sale: August 22, 1967) has a Curt Swan and George Klein cover.

Inside we have "The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter" by Jim Shooter and Pete Costanza. Jimmy is summoned to the 30th century to help with an issue of the Legion News Bulletin. Jimmy finds it difficult to gather news stories, but is able to setup an interview with the Science Police Chief. On the way, Jimmy is forced to rescue a child who has fallen on a train track. Jimmy saves the child, but then discovers that it's only a doll. The delay makes him miss his scheduled interview.

Next Jimmy visits a bank to report on their security procedures, but is forced to perform a rescue when a man is trapped in the vault. Next Jimmy visits a museum and accidentally triggers an alarm. He is barely able to escape from the guards.

Jimmy returns to Legion Headquarters and falls asleep without completing the issue. Reprinted in Best of DC #46 and Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 7 HC.

The back-up story is "Superman's Unluckiest Day" by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and George Klein. Superman battles an alien who uses super weapons against the Man of Steel. Jimmy Olsen helps Superman stop the alien who is caught in the blast of one of his own weapons. Superman tries to help the dying alien, who gratefully offers Superman a secret warning.

Later Horsehoe Harrigan visits the Daily Planet offices and offers money to charity if Superman will defy some popular superstitions on Friday the 13th. Superman appears hesitant and afraid of each task, leaving them to Jimmy. During the third task Superman warns everyone out of the area as a weapon materializes.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

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