A birthday tribute to the late actor…
I was never a big Jimmy Olsen fan. I know that’s heresy in some quarters (sorry!) but what can I tell you? On the other hand, I love the late Jack Larson’s portrayal of the Man of Steel’s pal in TV’s The Adventures of Superman.
Larson — who was born 94 years ago on Feb. 8, 1928 — not only had goofy charm and charisma, he had great comic timing, perfect for the show whether we’re talking the darker, earlier episodes or the lighter, later ones.
Anyway, I didn’t realize until I recently read 1975’s Amazing World of DC Comics #7 — the Superman issue — that the publisher decided to give Jimmy his own book in 1954 because of the show and Larson’s popularity.
So I’ve decided to put together a 13 COVERS gallery culled from the first 29 issues of the comics series, which are the ones that came out during the show’s life span. I also selected those that feel like they’d be right at home on the show.
Golly, that’s swell!
— The TOP 13 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN Episodes – RANKED. Click here.
— GEORGE REEVES’ SUPERMAN: It Took Decades But I Finally Get What Made Him Great. Click here.