James Olsen

Jimmy Olsen
Real Name
James Olsen

First Appearance
Action Comics (Volume 1) #6


The Daily Planet

Jimmy was a photographer for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. He worked alongside reporter Lois Lane and was also good friends with Clark Kent.

While he and Lois were following a lead on the subway, Clark called Jimmy and warned him that they needed to get off, since the train had been sabotaged. Lois didn't belive him since Clark worked for a rival paper and she thought he was trying to get the scoop for himself. However, as the criminal they were tailing, Gus "Guns" Grundig, pulled a gun on them, the train sped up and would have crashed if Superman hadn't arrived. He saved the train and the sudden stop allowed the passengers to stop Grundig.

Jimmy went with Lois to the Factory for Tomorrow to interview Mr. Tide and there they met Clark Kent. While they were there, the factory was taken over by the Collector of Worlds, who prepared to collect artifacts and destroy Earth. Clark ran out and Lois hotwired a car to get her and Jimmy away. They were stopped by John Corben, who was now joined to the Metal-Zero suit and desired to beat Superman and gain Lois's affection. However, Corben was under the control of the Collector and had to be stopped by John Henry Irons.

When the Collector took part of Metropolis for his collection, Jimmy and Lois were trapped within the bubble.