In 1953, he helped keep Lois Lane company while waiting for Superman's return as she was delivering her second child Kara Kent. In 1959, he helped Superman regain control of himself through a Mentallo helmet after he had been turned into a giant through exposure to Red Kryptonite. Jimmy continued to work at the Daily Planet until 1979, when he retired to become a book author. In 1989, he and his wife Lucy Lane, along with his son Clark, his daughter-in-law, and his grandchildren, were killed in separate incidents that were orchestrated by the Ultra-Humanite posing as Lex Luthor.
- This version of the character is native to the Superman & Batman: Generations series of stories.
- 3 Appearances of James Olsen (Earth-3839)
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- Character Gallery: James Olsen (Earth-3839)