Kirby's tenure on the series ended with issue #148; and with issue #164 (April–May 1974) Jimmy's book was folded into the anthology title The Superman Family.
In that series, Olsen became a more serious character who battled criminals as an investigative reporter known as "Mr.
In addition to Larson, he was portrayed by Tommy Bond in the two Superman film serials, Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs.
Jimmy is traditionally depicted as a bow tie-wearing, red-haired young man who works as a cub reporter and photographer for The Daily Planet, alongside Lois Lane and Clark Kent, whom he idolizes as career role models.In most depictions of the character, he has a strong friendship with Superman.An interesting alteration to the relationship was that Jimmy designed the signal watch himself, leading to his first meeting with Superman.Superman briefly considered confiscating the watch, but decided to trust Jimmy to use it responsibly.Action" in urban crime stories that rarely involved Superman.
Jimmy Olsen appeared in new stories in The Superman Family #164, 167, 170, 173, 176, 179, and 182–222.
Like most DC characters, modern portrayals of Olsen have been more serious in tone.
An important part of the Superman mythos, Jimmy Olsen has appeared in most other media adaptations of the character. However, there is never any reference to the character having a Scandinavian ancestry, other than the name.
James Bartholomew Olsen is a fictional character who appears mainly in DC Comics’ Superman stories.
Olsen is a young photojournalist working for the Daily Planet.
As Superman's friend, Jimmy has special access to the Man of Steel, thanks to Superman's gift to Jimmy of a "signal watch", a wristwatch which, with the press of a button, emits a special ultrasonic frequency signal that Superman can hear anywhere on Earth.