Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen

DC Comics // September - October 1954 - February - March 1974
Issue count: 163

After Superboy, Jimmy Olsen was the next Superman supporting character to be given his own comic. Often whimsical, there are plenty of cameos from The Big Guy himself! Things got weird when Jimmy entered Kirby's "Fourth World" storyline. Early issues =$$$

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Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen

Ever wonder how Jimmy Olsen spends his time away from The Daily Planet and Superman? Me Neither. However, it turns out that he does get into many a fracas and odd situatons that Supes often needs to help out with resolving!

That said, DC rolled out SPJO, obviously for cash-in purposes, in 1954, and it ran for damned-near 20 years! Seems there was more interest than one would think!

The most interesting issues were #133 - #145, when, inconceivably, Jimmy was drawn into Jack Kirby's "Fourth World" storyline ( at the same time ressurecting Kirby's 40's triumph The Guardian)!

Completist Superman collectors snatch these up, and some will fetch good value!

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Issue #1

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1 could sell for $350 in 2016 and today sell for closer to $400. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have seen their value increase to over $2,800. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 7.5 that went for $6,274 in 2008.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #1 is the first in a new line of comics that focuses on the adventures of Jimmy Olsen, Superman’s longtime friend and occasional sidekick. This story also features the first appearance of Jumbo Jones.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$225 $450 $950 $2,000 $8,000 $0

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Issue #2

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #2 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #2 has held a steady price of around $150. FN 6.0 copies of this comic can sell for $700 which is up from $400 a few years ago. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 7.0 that sold in 2012 for a value of $1,315.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #2 is known for an interesting story where Jimmy Olsen must become the hero and save his girlfriend as well as unmask an imposter Superman.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $200 $400 $750 $3,000 $1,315

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Issue #3

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #3 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #3 has a price of $120 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies can sell for over $1,000 up from just $300 in 2014. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.5 that sold for $3,346 in 20122.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #3 features more classic Superman and Jimmy Olsen stories from DC legend Otto Binder. This issue is also known for being reprinted in its entirety in Superman Family.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $500 $1,000 $4,000 $3,346

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Issue #4

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #4 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #4 can expect to sell for around $50. In today’s market, FN 6.0 copies have a value of $600. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.5 that had a price of $2,151 in 2011.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #4 is mostly known for a fun story that sees Jimmy Olsen become “king for a day” all while being totally oblivious to the assassins making attempts on his life. Superman stays behind the scenes to protect him.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $225 $450 $900 $3,600 $0

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Issue #5

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #5 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #5 can expect to have a price near $50 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have gone up in value to nearly $200 up from $160 just a few years ago. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.0 that sold for $810 in 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #5 is known to collectors for a fun story written by Otto Binder that tells the story of Jimmy Olsen collecting relics from Superman’s adventures. This story also includes a flashback appearance from Lex Luthor.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
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Issue #6

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #6 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #6 can expect to sell for around $50. FN 6.0 copies of this comic had a value of $202 in 2018, but today can sell for more. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was an 8.5 that sold in 2011 for a price of $1,494.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #6 is known for more classic Otto Binder stories. This issue features a tale about Jimmy Olsen protecting Superman as he gathers up pieces of a Kryptonite meteor that exploded over the city. Like many comics in the Jimmy Olsen series, this portrays Superman’s sidekick in a more prominent role.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$110 $225 $450 $1,000 $4,000 $1,494

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Issue #7

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #7 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 graded copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #7 can expect to sell for $100 up from a price of $60 in 2018. FN 6.0 copies of this comic had a value of $60 in 2012, but today sell for hundreds more. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was an 8.0 that sold for $1,434 in 2013.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #7 features a fantastic Superman story where he teams up with Jimmy Olsen to stop a cheater at a marbles tournament. Not only does this story feature Superman coaching Jimmy Olsen on how to play the game marbles, but also has Superman sending a man to jail for cheating at the game.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $325 $675 $1,425 $5,500 $1,434

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Issue #8

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #8 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #8 can sell for around $50 today. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have seen their price increase to over $700. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was an 8.0 that sold in 2019 with a value of $581.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #8 marks the first time Perry White uses his catchphrase “Don’t call me chief!” in the comics. This issue also pits superman against a mob of young women who are swooning over Jimmy Olsen after he lands a career as a successful singer.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $719

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Issue #9

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #9 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #9 can expect to get a price around $50 today. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value of $500 up from just over $100 in 2014. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was an 8.5 Circle 8 pedigree that sold for $489 in 2006.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #9 features more fun adventures starring Jimmy Olsen and Superman written by DC legend Otto Binder. This issue features Jimmy Olsen becoming an inventor and creating a temporary hair growth formula.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $552

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Issue #10

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #10 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #10 can expect to find a value of $40 on today’s market. FN 6.0 copies can sell for a price of around $300 which is up from just $250 in 2018. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 7.5 that sold for $201 in 2002.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #10 is known to collectors for having more classic Otto Binder writing. This issue is also the first appearance of “Jungle Jimmy Olsen” who is a play on the classic character Tarzan.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
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Issue #29

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #29 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #29 can expect to sell for around $75 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value just under $300 and the highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 9.2 that sold for $1,510 in 2011.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #29 features the first appearance of fan favorite Krypto—Superman’s super dog—as an adult. This issue also features a rare appearance from the alternate form of Kryptonite known as “Gold Kryptonite.”

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $275 $550 $2,200 $0

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Issue #31

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #31 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #31 have a lower than average value of just under $20. Today, FN 6.0 copies of this comic can sell for a few hundred dollars which is up from $50 in 2005. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was an 8.5 that sold for $650 in 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #31 marks the first appearance of Elastic Lad which was one of Jimmy Olsen’s many superhero identities. Over the course of the rest of DC Comics, Jimmy Olsen would take on many more superhero personas.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$80 $150 $300 $600 $2,400 $650

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Issue #134

What's Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134 can expect to sell for a price of $40 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have gone up in value from $180 in 2016 to over $200 today. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 9.8 that sold for $6,750 in 2015.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134 is known for being both a Jack Kirby comic and being a major departure in tone from the rest of the Jimmy Olsen comics. In this run Jimmy and Superman must navigate a world full of apocalyptic youth gangs all under the influence of Darkseid. This issue also marks the first appearance of Darkseid.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $16,200

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