Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #4 (Review)
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Steve Lieber
Colors by Nathan Fairbairn
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Jimmy Olsen has faked his death and is in hiding in Gotham City. Unfortunately, he can’t keep his head down and has adopted the persona of internet nuisance and stunt performer “Timmy” Olsen. Getting attention for antagonizing everyone, including Batman, “Timmy” continues to gather evidence of the conspiracy that cost him his old life.
Unable to deal with life in Gotham anymore, he calls in Lois Lane to help.
After informing Lois about everything he’s figured out, including how it connects to his family history with Lex Luthor, Jimmy continues to do more dangerous stunts including confronting the man himself as bodies continue to stack up around him. Unfortunately, Jimmy’s stunts have caught the attention of the wrong people and he will have to confront someone worse and angrier than Luthor, Batman.
This series continues to be a fun ride for the character and has some interesting twists and turns that continue to skate the edge of the DC universe. Fraction brings a grounded, engaging story with enough humor to make it entertaining to the reader. Seeing Jimmy twist himself in knots over the mystery that has consumed his life continues to be fun.
Steve Lieber does some great work with the art in this issue. I really enjoy the style of the art and its retro feel.