Snapshots of Jimmy Olsen #13: Bizarro Jimmy

Source: Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #80 (1964)
Type: Transformation/Bizarro
In THIS crazy story, Jimmy apparently has groupies who want his autograph and think he's oh-so handsome... and that's BEFORE it turns into a Bizarro story! He screws up his chances for love, however, when he shows up at the office wearing a Bizarro-Jimmy mask.
Lois is right to question his fashion choices, but he has an explanation: He wants to screw with Professor Potter, who's been fiddling with a "normalizer ray" which could conceivably turn Bizarros into real people. Your dick move is completely reasonable, Jimmy! What ISN'T particularly reasonable is turning Bizarros into real people, since all Bizarros are COPIES or real people, you'd just make tons of Supermen and Lois Lanes! Thankfully, Prof. Potter isn't having much success.
Quick on the trigger, if slow on the scientific method, Potter irradiates Jimmy and turns him into a Bizarro-Jimmy! Prof. Potter should maybe consider reversing the polarity of the neutron flow... But now Jimmy IS a Bizarro, so he starts doing all sorts of outrageous OPPOSITE things. You know, like writing about ordinary things:
Or being happy about seeing Lucy Lane with another guy:
Doing this series, I'm realizing Lucy is a terrible person, leading Jimmy on and playing behind his back. And I thought Silver Age LOIS was a terrible female stereotype! Meanwhile, Superman comes and goes, always having something better to do than turning Jimmy back to normal. After Jimmy gets in hot water with the cops for burning down his own reverse (criminal) fan club, it's Bizarro No.1 who comes to his rescue instead.
He's flown to Bizarro World where he becomes Bizarro Jimmy No.1 (the old No.1 gladly accepts the No.1½ position) and all sorts of OPPOSITE hilarity ensues - it's "opposite" because it's hardly ever "funny" - and I kind of zoned out while reading those pages... But please enjoy the splash page which shows the Bizarro-Beatles playing at he Jimmy-Lucy dance.
Back on Earth, the Superman cast has decided they'll never see Jimmy again, probably. And they hold a creepy funeral for him with a ghastly fur wreath.
Oh SHUT THE HELL UP, LUCY! Speaking of Lucy, you know what would be OPPOSITE on Bizarro World? That's right, a version of Lucy who wants to COMMIT to Jimmy!
In fact, the winning Lucy drags Jimmy to a chapel to get married! But by this time, Bizarro-Luthor has cured his mind with blue kryptonite, so though Jimmy is all chalky and stuff, he thinks normally. So of course he makes Bizarro blunder during the wedding ceremony and says "I do". Oh no you DON'T, Jimmy. He's sent to the madhouse for being non-compliant, and is soon released because he pretends to like it so much. Jimmy's final solution is actually pretty clever. He uses the Bizarros' duplicator ray to create a Bizarro-Potter who then naturally screws up his un-normalizer ray and cures Jimmy.
One tweak of the signal watch later and Superman shows up to save Jimmy from the forces of the Bizarro Orthodoxy. Superman: At least he's a good transpo guy. The end.



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