And Then I Read: JIMMY OLSEN #4

Image © DC Comics. Written by Matt Fraction, art by Steve Lieber,
colors by Nathan Fairbairn, letters by Clayton Cowles.

I don’t think Jimmy has ever been funnier than in the opening page of this issue where he’s doing an awful livestream as “Timmy” Olsen that pranks superheroes and politicians. Meanwhile, Lois Lane has joined Jimmy in Gotham City as he tries to explain just what a mess he’s in and why. As in previous issues, this one is broken up into shorter segments, and I’m not even sure they’re in chronological order, but it’s probably funnier if they’re not. This run of JO has very entertaining writing by Matt Fraction that at times reminds me of Deadpool, what little I’ve seen of that, and his Jimmy is really whacko, especially compared to the grounded and serious Lois. Despite that, some of Jimmy’s story is beginning to make more sense to me, crazy as it sounds. Steve Lieber’s art is just as entertaining and creative.

Fun stuff, recommended.

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