"Jimmy Olsen's Blackest Deeds!": Jimmy Olsen is sent back in time to experience his life in previous incarnations, and believes he was instrumental in the assassinations of Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln
Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen's Blackest Deeds!"
- Jimmy Olsen
- Janus Ocellus
- Sergeant O'Connel
- Sir Oliver James
- Prof. Hugo Blaine (First appearance)
- Confederate States Army
- John Wilkes Booth
- Anti-Superman Gang (Mentioned only)
- Brutus (Mentioned only)
- Abraham Lincoln
- Benjamin Franklin (As an illusion only)
- Mrs. Lincoln
- Union Army
- Mark Twain (Mentioned only)
- Shakespeare (Mentioned only)
- France (12th Century)
- Italy (March, 44 BCE)
- Roman Arena
- Roman Senate
- United States of America
- Flying Newsroom (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen's Blackest Deeds!"
Jimmy Olsen is sent back in time to experience his life in previous incarnations, and believes he was instrumental in the assassinations of Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln and the death of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, until Superman proves otherwise.
Appearing in "The Menace of Superman's Fan Mail!"
- Labs Logan
Synopsis for "The Menace of Superman's Fan Mail!"
This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #35.
Jimmy Olsen has come up with a new publicity scheme for the Daily Planet: Offering new subscribers the chance to write in a question about Superman, which Jimmy will answer personally. Jimmy asks Clark Kent to help him out, completely unaware that his co-worker is really Superman in disguise. The feature becomes so popular that the mail box at the Daily Planet is overflowing with questions for Superman. So much so that Superman himself is asked to come in an answer all the questions he can, which he does in a matter of moments.
A criminal, back in the country after being forced to flee to Europe due to the pressures caused by Superman's manhunt for him has come up with the ultimate revenge: three letters that will spell doom for the Man of Steel. Superman would answer the first letter mailed by the crook, completely unaware that the licking surface on the self-addressed reply envelopes have been laced with Green Kryptonite dust. As Superman goes about super-feats between answering letters he notices that his powers have begun to weaken.
As press reports indicate that Superman is somehow losing his powers, the criminal responsible becomes gleeful of his brilliant plan to eliminate Superman. While monitoring the Daily Planet building, the crook rushes in when Jimmy is about to answer the third, and lethal letter. Stopping Jimmy at gun point, he forces the two of them to hide out and wait for Superman to lick the final envelope. Superman does and seemingly dies, however when the crook has his guard down, Superman suddenly revives and takes away his gone.
Superman reveals that he never licked a single contaminated envelope after the first one when he recognized the crooks handwriting and matched it to that of criminal "Labs" Logan in the police's crime file. He also points out that Logan's plot failed anyway as he was not aware of the price increase on postage since he was out of the country and all his lethal letters ended up in the dead letter department of the post office. With Logan's plot failed, Superman takes him off to jail.
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