portions Copyright © 2011 by the Museum Archive software project ·  All Rights reserved ·  E-Mail:
Home   |   By Name   |   By Keyword   |   By Category     
Chudnow Museum
Chudnow Museum
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  1. Details
  2. Images
  3. Conditions
  4. Events
  5. Provenance
  6. Notes


Object ID 001429

Object Name Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

Object Desc Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen issue feat, "The Invisible Life of Jimmy Olsen!" Oct. 1959 No. 40

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001198

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Comic Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1959

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Jimmy Olsen,Superman,DC Comics,Supergirl,comic books,

Title Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

Sub-Title The Invisible Life of Jimmy Olsen!

Series Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

Edition Oct 1959 No. 40

Description / Abstract Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen comic book feat, "The Invisible Life of Jimmy Olsen!". Co-features: "Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl's Pal!" and "Jimmy Olsen, Juvenile Delinquent!" Also includes various advertisements and offers. James "Jimmy" Bartholomew Olsen is a fictional character who appears mainly in DC Comics’ Superman stories. Olsen is a young photojournalist working for the Daily Planet. He is close friends with Lois Lane, Clark Kent/Superman and Perry White. Olsen looks up to his coworkers as role models and parent figures. In many Silver Age comic books, Jimmy was often seen sharing adventures with Superman, who saved him from various predicaments ranging from dangerous to merely embarrassing. This was particularly pronounced in the series Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (published from 1954 to 1974), which saw Olsen in a variety of slapstick adventures and strange transformations. Like most DC characters, modern portrayals of Olsen have been more serious in tone.

Physical Description Paperback comic book with purple/orange/green front cover featuring illustration of Superman turning Jimmy Olsen invisible using X-Ray vision. Back cover features ad for earning extra money with greeting cards. Front inside cover is an ad for "Draw Me". Inside back cover are ads for "Hard-To-Get Royal Family Stamps" and "Charles Atlas, He-Man."' Comics are in full color. Measurements: 10" length/height, 7" width.

Author DC Comics

Author Details DC Comics, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in the market for American comic books and related media. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman, and Green Arrow, along with such superhero teams as the Justice League and the Teen Titans, as well as antagonists such as the Joker, Lex Luthor and Catwoman.




Language English

Publisher National Comics Publications Inc.

Publisher Details Sparta Ill. and New York

Spine / Label


(click for full image)

Image Caption CMY001198

Description Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, "The Invisible Life of Jimmy Olsen"


Date FEB 6,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Some turning and wear on edges/corners. Issue has some spine rolling. Pages are clear and readible.


Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin