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"The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen": This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #22.



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Synopsis for "The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #22.

Professor Potter comes by the Daily Planet with his latest invention, a device that would speed up a humans evolution to the point it would be in the year 1,000,000 A.D. and Jimmy -- once more figuring this is yet another crackpot scientist -- agrees to be a test subject for the machine. To everyone's surprise, it manages to hyper-evolve Jimmy into a future human, complete with a large brain and vast mental powers. Professor Potter's device would effect Jimmy for only 12 hours before reverting him back to normal.

The usually kind and outgoing Jimmy has been replaced by an arrogant and superior minded being who begins using his mental powers to strong arm Perry White into allowing him to work on a secret project. When Superman arrives, the future-Jimmy usese his mental powers to learn Superman's secret identity and orders him to do as he says otherwise he will reveal Superman's secret identity.

Having him go about the Earth and dig craters and fill them with other items, Superman eventually gets tired of these tasks with no explanation but is forced to continue when it turns out this future-Jimmy has Kryptonite vision. Upon returning from his last mission for Jimmy, Superman finds a note explaining to him that the future-Jimmy had determined that the Earth was unbalanced and if weren't corrected the Earth would have exploded, his forceful demands helped save the Earth from a fate similar to that of Krypton.

When Jimmy returns, having changed back to normal, he has no memory of what he did when he was hyper-evolved. Later, Superman learns that Potter has scrapped his device when he is unable to find the same elements that were in a meteor that he used to power it the first time.

Appearing in "The Helmet of Hate!"

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  • Tom Remson

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  • Red K Ray gun

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Synopsis for "The Helmet of Hate!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #68.

Jimmy Olsen pretends to be corrupted by a Helmet of Hate and turn Superman into a living devil, to trap two renegade Coluans who are cohorts of Brainiac.

Appearing in "The Outlaw Jimmy Olsen"

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  • Sparkler Smith

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Synopsis for "The Outlaw Jimmy Olsen"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #27.

Professor Potter's Duplication Ray creates an evil Jimmy Olsen.

Appearing in "The Betrayal of Superman"

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Synopsis for "The Betrayal of Superman"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #8.

When Jimmy Olsen goes to visit private detective Dick Crane, he finds Crane is falling ill because he has been putting off an operation for too long. Needing the money from his current case in order to pay for the operation, and not wanting to ruin his record of never failing at a case, Dick asks Jimmy to finish his current case on his behalf. Jimmy is shocked that Dick had been hired to learn what Superman's secret identity really is.

Deciding to honor Dick's request, Jimmy decides that Dick's employer wouldn't be interested in hiring on a cub reporter and so he disguises himself as "Junior Inspector Cedric of the Scotland Yard" and gets hired on by the man seeking to get Superman's true identity. Jimmy signs a contract promising to show the man Superman in his civilian identity without any trickery. Jimmy goes out on his quest collecting evidence such as Superman's foot and finger prints, his height and other distinguishing characteristics. However when he's finally amassed the information and tacked their "Mr. X" to a glass house, the man goes to check it out.

When he shoots Clark Kent (who has his back towards the man) in the back he is convinced he is dealing with Superman and calls him out on it. Superman doesn't deny it, but without turning around flies out of the room and changes into his costumed identity before the man can see his face. Superman then forces the man to pay Jimmy the promise fee of $1000.00 because the contract Jimmy had signed said that all Jimmy had to do was show him Superman in his civilian identity and did not state that Superman's face had to be seen. With the money turned over, Jimmy brings it to Dick who is happy to have the money to get the medical treatment that he truly needs.

Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen's Secret Power!"

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  • Big Nick Kaye (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen's Secret Power!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #55.

A gang of crooks secretly gives Jimmy Olsen a horseshoe with incredible repelling power, and a secret microphone that relays Olsen's conversations to them for help in planning robberies.

Appearing in "The Boy Who Killed Superman"

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Synopsis for "The Boy Who Killed Superman"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #28.

A bizarre accident transports Jimmy Olsen forward through time to the 60th Century. In this era, Jimmy is regarded as an infamous villain, and the man who actually succeeded in killing Superman. Jimmy is on the run, but the police apprehend him and send him back to the 20th Century. Jimmy finds Superman and warns him about what he has learned. Superman reveals to him however, that his predicted death at Jimmy's hands is actually part of an elaborate setup to bait some criminals into a trap.

Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen, Juvenile Delinquent!"

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Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen, Juvenile Delinquent!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #40.

Perry White is at home with his son Hank when someone throws a rock through their living room window. Looking outside they see a teen gang of juvenile delinquents called the Kings, and Perry realizes that they threw the rock in his window in revenge after Perry has written a series of editorials railing against teen gangs. Tied to the rock is a warning from the Kings to stop writing the editorials or suffer the consequences.

The next day, Perry calls in Jimmy Olsen and asks him to pose as a teenager and infiltrate the gang. Jimmy disguises himself as a greaser named Joe Morley and begins attending classes at Metropolis High. There he puts up the reputation of being an apathetic trouble maker and soon becomes popular among the Kings and asked to join the Kings. However, much to Jimmy's surprise, Perry's son Hank is a member of the group. Hank is less than impressed with the addition of "Joe" to the group and they decide to make him go through an initiation to see if he is worthy of the King. Making him ride a run down roller coaster, Jimmy manages to survive the experience with the secret help of Superman, winning his membership with the group.

Later that night, Jimmy wonders how he can deal with the situation now that he knows that Hank is a member of the gang. The next night the group goes out to a park and attempt to vandalize a Superman statue, however the Man of Steel coats himself in concrete and poses in the statues place. Eventually Jimmy has to fess up to Perry and present his notes over to him, outing his son as a member of the gang. Perry is shocked, but refuses to hide the fact and tells Jimmy to run with the story.

When the gang sprays "Joe" with a seltzer bottle, it reveals his true identity and before the gang can rough him up, Superman appears and breaks up the gang. Jimmy soon realizes that Hank was secretly working against the gang to prove to his father that he has the makings of a good reporter as well as part of a plan to capture the delinquents.

Later at the Daily Planet, Jimmy suggests that Hank get some credit for the story as well.

Appearing in "King of the Giant Ants!"

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Synopsis for "King of the Giant Ants!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #54.

Mr. Mxyzptlk's hat falls onto Jimmy's head, giving him the power to make his wishes come true for awhile. But when Jimmy wishes for super-powers, the Red Kryptonite in his hatband gives him a strange and terrible dream of fighting Superman with a kingdom of giant ants.

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  • This book was first published on June 11, 1968.
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