Thursday, October 12, 2006

Jimmy Olsen and Ben Urich: Two-fisted Journalism in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Or something.

Holy mother of god, I shudder to think of the damage those two would do if anywhere near each other. Or worse, if they switched places:

Urich pieces together Superman's secret identity from farming-related clues; but has pangs of conscience that prevent him from revealing it. In gratitude, Clark offers to help Ben get a job at the Planet, and Urich jumps at the chance to get away from Jameson, and be able to smoke again. The job's less enjoyable than Ben had hoped, though, as Perry White is so happy to have someone his age in Metropolis, he gloms onto him like Batman on a teenage orphan.

Jimmy Olsen builds a signal watch to call Spider-Man, but every time he uses it, it's like a foghorn going off in Peter's brain. Jimmy keeps getting Spider-Man photos, and Pete can't figure out how to get rid of him, until Jimmy ends up turned into the Turtle, yet another animal-themed Spidey villain, by J. Jonah Jameson. Spidey manages to cure him, until next week when Jimmy is turned into CongoJimmy, a 30-foot tall gorilla. And so on...

From Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15, written by Dennis O'Neil, pencils by Frank Miller, finishes by Klaus Janson.


SallyP said...

The thought of Spiderman having to deal with the ubiquitous Jimmy Olsen, makes me very very happy.

Anonymous said...

That would be awesome. Eventually, Spidey would throw Jimmy off the Brooklyn Bridge himself.