Post by rberman on Apr 27, 2019 19:43:57 GMT -5
Everybody knows the basics, right? Jack Kirby got tired of Stan Lee getting more of the credit and money from their partnership, and when Marvel's new owners took Kirby for granted, he decamped to DC Comics. Carmine Infantino let him have three new interconnected titles to explore a new mythology but also required him to take over an existing title of his choice. Not wanting to put anyone out of work, Kirby selected Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, which had no regular creative team to displace. Olsen was a monthly, while one of the other three titles came out every three weeks in a rotating cycle, and Kirby was allowed to be his own editor – but not to be his own artist entirely, as Al Plastino and Murphy Anderson redrew his angular versions of Superman and Jimmy Olsen to stay “on model” with the work on other Superman titles. We’ll be looking at the whole shebang of one of DC’s most influential series.
Note: Codystarbuck also has a thread with selected Fourth World issue reviews here.
Index of stories and new ideas
Jimmy Olsen #133: Morgan Edge, Wild Area, Habitat, Outsiders, Iron Mask, Vudu, Newsboy Legion, Whiz Wagon (Codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #134: Zoomway, Mountain of Judgment, Hairies, Darkseid (cameo on vid screen) (Codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #135: Evil Factory, Mokkari, Simyan, D.N.A. Project, Adult Newsboy Legion, Guardian (Codystarbuck's review)
Forever People #1: Super Cycle, Mark Moonrider, Big Bear, Serafin, Black Vykin, Beautiful Dreamer, Darkseid (with cape!), Mother Box, Boom Tube, Inter-Gang, Infinity Man (Codystarbuck's review)
New Gods #1: Orion, Lightray, Highfather Izaya, Metron, New Genesis, Apokolips, Source Wall, Anti-Life Equation, Kalibak, Orion’s four human friends (unnamed). Astro-Force. (Codystarbuck's review)
Mister Miracle #1: Scott Free, Oberon, Steel Hand (Codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #136: D.N.Aliens large, medium, and tiny. Scrapper Trooper. Dubbilex. (Codystarbuck's review)
Forever People #2: Mantis. Civilians Willie and Donnie. Serafin’s Cosmic Cartridges. Desaad. (Codystarbuck's review)
New Gods #2: Claudia Shane, Harvey Lockman, Dave Lincoln, and Victor Lanza get names and become “O’Ryan’s Gang.” (codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #137: Music of the Spheres. The Four-Armed Terror “Homo Usurpus.” (Codystarbuck's review)
Mister Miracle #2: Granny Goodness. X-Pit. Aero-Discs. Overlord. (Codystarbuck's review)
Forever People #3: Glorious Godfrey. Justifiers. (Codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #138: Terry Dean cameo. Defeat of the Four-armed terrors.
Lois Lane #111: Tiny Justice League; Tiny Loises.
New Gods #3: Black Racer/Willie Walker. Sugar-Man. (Codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #139: Goody Rickels. Clark Kent sent to another dimension. (Codystarbuck review)
Mister Miracle #3: Doctor Bedlam, Paranoid Pill (Codystarbuck's review)
Forever People #4: Happyland. Sonny Sumo (teaser) (Codystarbuck's review)
New Gods #4: Deep Six (Slig). Esak. Seagrin. (Codystarbuck's review)
Jimmy Olsen #141: Guardian rescues Jimmy and Goody. Metron rescues Clark Kent. Laura Conway, Edge’s secretary.
Mister Miracle #4: Big Barda
Forever People #5: Sonny Sumo uses Mother Box and the Anti-Life Equation to rescue the heroes (Codystarbuck review)
New Gods #5: Giants chained by the Source Wall. Detective Dan “Terrible” Turpin. Orion’s true face. Glory Boat (teaser). Fastbak. Monitors of New Genesis. (Codystarbuck review)
Jimmy Olsen #142: Transilvane. Count Dragorin. Lupek. Dabney Donovan (mentioned) (Codystarbuck review)
Lois Lane #115: Edge tries to kill Lois with a cursed typewriter. Black Racer appears.
Lois Lane #116: Desaad’s Hall of Mirrors
Jimmy Olsen #143: Lots of horror monsters. The Demon Dog’s Genocide Spray. (Codystarbuck review)
Mister Miracle #5: Doctor Vundabar’s Murder Machine. Hydrik. Metron appears to young Scott Free on Apokolips. (Codystarbuck review)
The Forever People #6: The Omega Effect banishes the heroes. Thermo-Bolt machine.
New Gods #6: Glory Boat. Deep Six (full team). Lightray comes to Earth. Farley Sheridan and his kids.
Jimmy Olsen #144: The Orm of Loch Trevor. Felix and Ginny MacFinney. The San Diego Five String Band. Cavemen beneath Metropolis.
Mister Miracle #6: Funky Flashman, Houseroy, Female Furies. Brain Drain food cubes
Lois Lane #117-118: Morgan Edge’s clone
Jimmy Olsen #145: Brigadoom (The Evil Factory revealed). Angry Charlie.
Forever People #7: Sonny Sumo is lost to the past. Alpha Bullets.