Legion Publication History/Series/Jimmy Olsen

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This page is written from
the Real World point of view
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During the Legion's early years, they sprang up sporadically across the entire Superman Family of titles that were edited by Mort Weisinger. While they eventually went on to have extended runs in Adventure Comics, Action Comics and Superboy v1, they also made a significant number of appearances in other titles within the magazine "family". Generally these were cameos or extremely subordinate to the star of the particular comic.

This page gathers the information pertaining to all issues of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen from the regular pages of the Legion Publication History.

Preboot (Pre-Crisis)

Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Stan Kaye (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #57 (published October 5, 1961, cover date December 1961)
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #63 (published July 5, 1962, cover date September 1962)
  • The League of Fantastic Supermen!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Third appearance of LSV.
    • First appearances: Chameleon Chief, Sun Emperor
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #64 (published August 21, 1962, cover date October 1962)
  • Jimmy Olsen, Hollywood Star!
    • W: Leo Dorfman; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Superman mentions Legion
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #68 (published February 21, 1963, cover date April 1963)
  • The Richest Boy in Metropolis
    • W: Leo Dorfman; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Appearances: Elastic Lad and, as charms on a bracelet, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl & Sun Boy
  • House Ads: Has an ad for Adventure Comics #307 with Element Lad pictured as "Mystery Lad"
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and John Forte (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #70 (published May 23, 1963, cover date July 1963)
  • The Secret of Silver Kryptonite!
    • P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Superman becomes concerned that Jimmy is part of a scheme involving silver kryptonite.
    • Appearances: Element Lad.
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #72 (published August 15, 1963, cover date October 1963)
  • The World of Doomed Olsens!
    • W: Jerry Siegel; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Jimmy is captured by the Collector and taken to a planet where he is confronted by some of his past weird transformations. Or, is he?.
    • First appearances: Proty II
    • Joins Legion: Elastic Lad (Jimmy Olsen)
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #73 (published October 10, 1963, cover date December 1963)
  • Jimmy’s Inter-Dimensional Romance!
    • P: John Forte; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Cameo appearances: Ultra Boy
  • House Ads: Ad for Adventure Comics #314 mentions Superboy, Mon-El & Ultra Boy
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #76 (published February 27, 1964, cover date April 1964)
  • Elastic Lad Jimmy and his Legion Romances!
    • W: Jerry Siegel; P&I: John Forte; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: The Legion girls feign interest in Jimmy to help him impress his would-be girlfriend, Lucy Lane.
    • Appearances: Light Lass, Saturn Girl & Triplicate Girl
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #77 (published April 9, 1964, cover date June 1964)
  • The Colossus of Metropolis!
    • P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Jimmy grows to giant size to battle Titano, the Super-Ape.
    • Notes: Jimmy wears uniforms of Colossal Boy, Sun Boy & Star Boy
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #79 (published July 9, 1964, cover date September 1964)
  • The Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C.!
    • W: Leo Dorfman; P&I: George Papp; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: A 30th century criminal escapes into the past, taking Jimmy with him.
    • Notes: Legion Time Bubble appears
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #83 (published January 14, 1965, cover date March 1965)
  • The Great Miss Universe Contest!
    • W: Sam Rolfe; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Jimmy encounters some amazing circumstances when he sits in as a judge for the Miss Universe contest.
    • Notes: Jimmy uses Brainiac 5's force-field belt
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Sheldon Moldoff (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #85 (published April 15, 1965, cover date June 1965)
  • The Adventures of Chameleon-Head Olsen!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P: John Forte; I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Chameleon Boy & LSH cameo.
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #86 (published May 7, 1965, cover date July 1965)
  • The Team of Olsen and Brainiac!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Superman mentions Mon-El
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Sheldon Moldoff (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #87 (published July 8, 1965, cover date September 1965)
  • The Arena of Doom!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P&I: Al Plastino; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: The LSV tries to force Jimmy to kill Superman.
    • Appearances: LSV with Luthor & Brainiac as members
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Sheldon Moldoff (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #88 (published August 26, 1965, cover date October 1965)
  • Jimmy Olsen, World's 'Heavyweight' Champ!
    • W: Otto binder; P: John Forte; I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Cameo Appearances: Star Boy
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman'sPal, Jimmy Olsen #99 (published November 22, 1966, cover date January 1967)
  • The One-Man Legion!
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Pete Costanza; L: Vivian Berg (pages 1-7), Milton Snapinn (pages 8-10); E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Jimmy wears Legion uniforms
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #100 (published January 12, 1967, cover date March 1967)
  • Jimmy Olsen's Weirdo Wedding!
    • W: Leo Dorfman; P&I: Pete Costanza; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Jimmy's previous extra-planetary and extra-dimensional romances present problems for him and Superman when he marries Lucy Lane.
    • Notes: Prior to the wedding, Jimmy uses a time-globe to attend a Legion meeting in the 30th Century. Reference is made to events in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #76 and Adventure Comics #353. Among the wedding gifts depicted, one is labelled as from the Legion.
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #106 (published August 22, 1967, cover date October 1967)
  • The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter!
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Pete Costanza; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Jimmy is called to the 30th century to help put out the latest issue of The Legion Bulletin.
    • Notes: Four members of the LSH appear
Cover art by Neal Adams Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #112 (published May 28, 1968, cover date July 1968)
  • The Murderous Magnaman!
    • W: Otton Binder; P: Pete Costanza; I: Joe Giella; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Jimmy is kidnapped by a beautiful foreigner and taken to her country.
    • First appearances: Magnaman, Vannia of Duxania
    • Notes: Jimmy mentions Mon-El
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Neal Adams (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #117 (published November 26, 1968, cover date January 1969)
  • The Planet of the Capes!
    • W: Otto Binder; P&I: Pete Costanza; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: LSH cameo
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #140 (published June 3, 1971, cover date August/September 1971)
Cover art by Brian Bolland The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (published July 4, 2007, cover date September 2007)
Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
1997-19981998-19991999-20012001-20042004-20062007200820092010201120122013-2014
Adult LegionHomage and ParodyL.E.G.I.O.N.PrecursorsReferenceReprints
SpinoffsSeries IndexChronological IndexIndividual series pagesColour key