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Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (1954-) #148 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
It’s Jack Kirby’s work...so it has to be good! He was, without doubt, the greatest story teller to ever work in comics! The Marvel Universe was built upon his ideas and the great way that Stan Lee showcased and marketed them. Kirby never understood the business side (or he never would’ve left the house he helped build)! But regardless of who was signing his check... he always knew how to tell a great story! Likewise, DC didn’t understand Kirby. Unlike Marvel & Stan Lee, they didn’t really care about his ideas. Their concern was that Kirby’s designs of SuperMan & Jimmy Olsen didn’t match their “House Look!” So it’s documented fact that Super Man’s & Jimmy Olsen’s faces were redrawn to fit the DC Style. (The Marvel Style was established by Jack Kirby and the only changes they made were for continuity.) John Romita Sr., who took the Art Director job at Marvel that Kirby turned down, fondly recalled how Kirby often forgot fine details. Romita said that he couldn’t remember how many circles went on Thor’s uniform. Kirby would draw it with 4 circles and with 6, on the same page. So we had to go behind him and make those corrections, but based on the product we were getting... it was worth it!!! Romita also went on record saying that, “Kirby drew sinews in people’s arms that didn’t exist, but boy did they work!!!” So Jack Kirby was telling this story, recently departed from perhaps the best system of support that he ever worked for. But even with the faces altered, the Kirby story telling foundation is still in place and the story is very entertaining and full of action! Kirby’s Style is based upon action. He didn’t believe in static characters posing for a camera (with or without a bad attitude)! He believed in characters leaping (almost off the page) to get to the enemy! And that dynamic is certainly reflected in his artwork. A style that is still commonly imitated today. Leap into this story, you’ll enjoy it!