JIMMY OLSEN (1954) #143 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen (1954) #143
“Genocide Spray” is written and drawn by Jack Kirby with inks by Vince Colletta. It’s not difficult to draw the parallels to the Vietnam War in this classic Kirby tale of wonderment, marvel and social statement. A small world manipulated and influenced by the larger one around it, becomes monstrous in aspect, a literal hell on Earth. But even as the violence it has been indoctrinated in on a daily basis reaches a pitch and threatens to spill out over the edges, the “Man” calls down death from above to wipe it all out remotely! (Do you love the smell of napalm in the morning?)

The residents of Transilvane, a micro-world created by a NASA genius, have been force-fed Universal Monster movies projected onto their skies for generations. And so they’ve naturally taken on the look and attitudes of Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and others but their “god” is about to employ the Genocide Spray and wipe them all out regardless of what they have or haven’t done. Good thing Superman and Jimmy Olsen are here to show everyone a better way! Also, the Newsboy Legion tracks down the Inter-gang thug who killed their pal police officer Jim Harper. And in a classic Joe Simon-Jack Kirby tale from Star-Spangled Comics #9 (June 1942) the boys team up with the Guardian to put an end to mob-inspired smear campaign in “The Rookie Takes the Rap!”

GCD Data

Title: Genocide Spray!

Featuring: Jimmy Olsen

Character Appearances: Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lupek; new Newsboy Legion; Intergang

Credits: Jack Kirby (Script), Jack Kirby (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals


Title: The Alien Thing!!!

Featuring: Strange Stories of the D.N.A. Project

Credits: Jack Kirby (Script), Jack Kirby (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks).

Title: cover for Star Spangled Comics 9

Credits: Jack Kirby & Joe Simon (Pencils).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Newsboy Legion

Character Appearances: Newboy Legion; The Guardian

Credits: Jack Kirby & Joe Simon (Script), Jack Kirby & Joe Simon (Pencils).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: JIMMY OLSEN (1954)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
143 (9.00) 17.75 33.00 46.00 80.00 110.00


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