Five comic book covers featuring Jimmy Olsen and a gorilla.

22 Dec

December 22, 2010

We skewered Lois Lane yesterday, so let’s give Jimmy Olsen a shot.

This one is simple. Here are five classic covers featuring Jimmy Olsen and a gorilla, and sometimes as a gorilla.

I have to wonder why Superman would ever leave his own title, given all the strange stuff going on in Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen comics. Where is the dignity?

Did you see that last issue? FREE! ICE CREAM COUPON WORTH TEN CENTS! Not bad for a comic that only costs a dime.

I like gorillas as much as the next guy, as long as Jimmy Olsen isn’t the next guy, but I have to wonder what is going on here? On three of those covers he turns into a gorilla (or jungle man, twice), on one cover he is marrying a gorilla, and on the last he is filming a gorilla. Does he have some secret room where he keeps his gorilla stash? Does he sleep in a furry gorilla suit? Is he filming gorilla porn in that issue? I don’t want to know! And if I were Superman, I’d just leave him alone. If Jimmy wants to switch bodies with a gorilla so much that they’d reprint the same story almost 100 issues apart, I say let him. Superman, you only carry your “pal” so far.

2 Responses to “Five comic book covers featuring Jimmy Olsen and a gorilla.”

  1. JRD Skinner December 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I don’t know where you keep finding these, but you should consider turning this into a regular feature.

    Maybe inserting gorillas into Superman comics is just how furries got around before the internet gave them a place to gather?


    • bmj2k December 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

      I have a Batman/Joker one all ready to go, but it got bumped because tonight I’m posting some breaking political news, then Friday and Saturday are my special Christmas blogs. We’ll see the next installment on Monday and then, maybe, a blog on the Welcome Back Kotter comic book later in the week.


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