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« on: August 19, 2007, 07:19:06 PM »

While i am still pretty nonplussed about the majority of what goes on in Countdown, I DO like what DC is doing with Superman's Pal. Jimmy has acquired so many super-powers and strange abilities over the years that it seems only natural that he would eventually become a superhero himself. Moreover, I like that he uses powers that are randomly generated from his classic transformations. I actually think A Mr. Action book, if it kept a fun and "tongue-in-cheek" tone could be pretty gosh darn "Super-Duper!"
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 01:48:10 AM »

Interesting stuff. In all honesty, I haven't had the opportunity to read COUNTDOWN, though it sounds interesting.

I've always liked the SUPERMAN FAMILY "Jimmy Olsen, Mr. Action" backups, because they had Jimmy as a gutsy young hero in his own right: doing Karate, chasing smugglers using SCUBA gear, etc.

I am very much enjoying how Jimmy is being written in the Superman books currently, as Clark Kent's confidant who occasionally ribs and needles him out of respect. In the Busiek book, he got all the best lines.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 10:52:58 AM »

In the 70s, Jimmy was the Big Jim doll of DC Comics.  Mr. Action would do all sorts of manly feats --1/2 Jim Rockford, 1/2 Bruce Jenner.

A fave recent read had Jimmy saving Steve Lombard with his hang-gliding skills.

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 01:08:41 PM »

just in time to cash in on this book:

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