It feels like a lost "New Look" tale from the mid-60s, but it's really a 1970 Robin solo story, tucked discreetly in the tacky back pages of JIMMY OLSEN #130! Drawn wonderfully by Murphy Anderson (one of the artistic architects of the mid-60s "Batmania" period), this wacky tale gets extra points for featuring Batman's sidekick in his then-current "Teen Wonder" persona, working solo and sporting a slightly "mod" outfit (longer cape and hair, modified mask, etc.), and a more "Marvel-like" attitude! Click below to enlarge and enjoy this "lost" adventure!
|So, it's OK for a well-known superhero to win public contests? It's OK to spy|
on competitive businesses? It's OK to send a non-super powered Jimmy Olsen
out into a world where Robin's (and Batman's) foes will be gunning for him?
|Hardcore SUPERMAN fans will spot this page's |
tip-off on things to come later in the tale!
|So, the mysterious "flying man" wasn't Superman, huh? How about Hawkman, |
Green Lantern, Dr. Fate, or one of the other 623 flying superheroes that
populated the DC universe then?