Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Fun Trade Paperback: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen

Did you know that it was actor Jack Larson's performance on the 1950s TV show "The Adventures of Superman" that inspired a comic book about Jimmy Olsen, Superman's pal? It's true!
   So, in the 1950s, DC Comics began publishing "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" (the photographer for the Daily Planet newspaper) comic book. It was a HUGE success. Jimmy got into all sorts of mis-adventures. It was a well-written and wonderfully illustrated series. I (Rob) recently enjoyed a special trade paperback collection called "The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen." I highly recommend this book, and will read it again and again!

Superman (George Reeves) and Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larsen)
Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen has always been the Man of Steel's most loyal ally. But at times, Jimmy's overeager attempts the help in the never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way have proven a bit ... disastrous. Pills, potions and otherworldly gasses have strange effects on Jimmy, turning the young reporter into a gamut of bizarre creatures -- from a giant turtle-man to a howling werewolf to an out-of control genie! At times like these, Superman finds that he must not only protect Metropolis from Jimmy -- but Jimmy from himself!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.