The Saturday Comics: 5 Comic Covers Featuring Jimmy Olsen And A Gorilla.

27 Oct

October 27, 2012

Halloween this year, annoyingly, falls on a Wednesday. Do you trick or treat on a school night? Do it the Friday after? Or the Friday before? Or both? And even worse, this year my part of the USA is expecting Hurricane Sandy to hit right before Halloween, meaning that it just might get wiped out totally. So judging from the low traffic online, I’m guessing that tonight is party night. So in the spirit of Halloween, here is the ghost of a previous post.

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.

11 Responses to “The Saturday Comics: 5 Comic Covers Featuring Jimmy Olsen And A Gorilla.”

  1. zathra October 27, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Some pretty weird stuff went down in those comics. I seem to remember an issue where Superman apparently adopted Jimmy & became his ” Super – Dad “. In yet another, Superman apparently had some injury or malady befall him, & Jimmy went all Dr. Frankenstein & saved his life by transplanting a homemade computer into his skull. ( I hope he saved Superman’s original brain ). As for Jimmy marrying a female gorilla – I’m trying hard NOT to imagine the honeymoon. I hope that the gorilla’s name wasn’t ” Koko “.
    Hope that Hurricane Sandy doesn’t give you too much hassle, man. I live in ” Tornado Alley “, so I can sort of identify.


    • bmj2k October 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      Last hurricane to hit I was standing in the storm recording a podcast. I hope I am smarter this time.


      • zathra October 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

        That reminds me – Come tornado season next year I’m taking my Nikon Coolpix & catching the 1st funnel cloud that shows itself. Up, Up, & Away !!!! You’ll get an e – vite to to my apres – tornado wake / funeral. 😉


        • bmj2k October 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

          I’m … honored…


          • zathra October 28, 2012 at 12:03 am #

            Uh, seriously, I wouldn’t get that close to a ginormous funnel cloud, not on purpose, or unless I had the mother & father of adrenaline rushes.


            • bmj2k October 28, 2012 at 12:12 am #

              Seriously, don’t do that!


              • zathra October 28, 2012 at 12:19 am #

                My insurance doesn’t cover getting sucked up by a funnel cloud, so – No, I won’t.

                As to hurricanes = Along the Gulf Coast, some very brave or very reckless / stupid people would hold ” hurricane parties “, where they would get plastered & try to ride out the storm. There was even a movie in the 60’s or 70’s showing one.


  2. Marc David Barnhill October 27, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I like how Jimmy continues filming despite lamenting Superman’s plight. The man had priorities.


    • bmj2k October 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      “Superman’s best friend” I don’t think so.


  3. The Hook October 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Ah, the Silver Age…



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