"Jimmy Olsen's Two Super Pals": One night while Jimmy is repairing one of his Superman souvenirs, he accidentally damages his Superman signal watch. The next day when he calls for Superman to help pull a dead tree that is at risk of falling and hurting someone, a genie appears instead. This geni
Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen's Two Super Pals"
- The Mind Robber (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen's Two Super Pals"
One night while Jimmy is repairing one of his Superman souvenirs, he accidentally damages his Superman signal watch. The next day when he calls for Superman to help pull a dead tree that is at risk of falling and hurting someone, a genie appears instead. This genie tells Jimmy that his signal watched called him from another dimension "the realm of Genies" and transported him to Earth. The genie gladly pulls out the tree and then destroys it with his flame breath before departing. Jimmy decides to not repair his watch because summoning the Genie will be quite the news story.
As Jimmy goes on adventures with the Genie, Superman is busy trying to capture the Mind Robber, a crook who is a true clairvoyant who can use mental powers to mastermind his criminal operations. When Superman learns of Jimmy's new "pal" the Man of Steel is apparently devastated and departs, leaving Jimmy and the Genie to continue their various adventures together. Later, the Genie tells Jimmy that in order to return home he needs Radium to breach the dimensional barrier. After the Genie leaves to find some the Mind Thief (having predicted this turn of events) bursts into Jimmy's apartment and takes Jimmy's signal watch.
summoning the Genie, the Mind Thief tells him where some hidden Radium is and tells him that he will split it with the Genie if he helps retrieve it. When the Genie goes down to get the Radium, it's Superman who comes out of the ground with the stolen loot. After rounding up the crooks, Superman explains to Jimmy that he pulled this hoax to capture the Mind Thief, and with a little help from Perry White (posing as Superman) he managed to convince everyone that the Genie was real.
Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen, The Bearded Boy"
Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen, The Bearded Boy"
Jimmy Olsen is trying to get an exclusive story on a group called the Beard Band, a group of beard enthusiasts that meet in secret, however his fake beards fail to trick the members of the group and they bar him admittance. Jimmy is approached by a man who offers him a beard tonic to grow a real beard so that Jimmy can get into the exclusive club. This tonic apparently works, and Jimmy is able to get into the meeting. However, he learns it was all a trick orchestrated by the Beard Band, who wants to make beards more publicly acceptable, and that they will not give Jimmy the antidote unless he makes public appearances to boost their cause.
When Jimmy goes to the Daily Planet to explain this to Perry White, Perry refuses to believe it until he too takes the beard potion and grows a beard of his own, Clark also drank the potion, immune to it's effects due to his Kryptonian physiology, he makes a fake beard so as not to expose his secret identity. Jimmy's attempts to make beards more publicly acceptable backfire, and the angry Beard Band smashes the antidote for Jimmy's failure.
When they are about to drink a new version of the potion to increase the length of their beards, Jimmy cuts off part of his and tosses it into the chemical vat. This causes the chemical composition to change, and by total fluke, creates the antidote. With the Beard Band drinking the antidote, they are shocked to find their beards disappear. After Superman dismantles their chemical process, Jimmy takes some for himself and Perry as well.
Appearing in "The Adventures of Private Olsen"
- Sergeant Blye (Single appearance)
- Colonel Otis
Synopsis for "The Adventures of Private Olsen"
When Jimmy is doing a story about the army for the Daily Planet, he's allowed to join under the guise of Private Hudson. When his commanding officer Sargent Blye realizes that Jimmy's false name is the same of a decorated captain, he spreads a rumor around that he's that captain son operating in disguise of a private, hoping that the gossip can win him some bets of Jimmy's performance as a soldier. When Superman learns of this plot, he secretly uses his super-powers to make Jimmy's performance is perfect, foiling Blye's plans. After Jimmy's tour is done, they expose Blye and make him give the money he took from the others back.
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