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James Bartholomew Olsen

Alias: Jimmy Olsen
Elastic Lad

Date of birth: November 29

Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red
Height: 5' 10''
Weight: 164 lbs.
Race: Human

Occupation: Reporter
Marital Status: Single
Known relatives: Mark Olsen (father)
Group affiliation: Legion of Super-heroes
Base of operations: Metropolis, USA

Story: The Legion of Super-Heroes decided to make Jimmy an honorary member of the Legion. They pretended to be an alien called the Collector (and several of his super aliases) who wanted to punish him for some heinous crime. Jimmy however revealed the hoax and had thus passed the initiation test for honorary members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he then joined as Elastic Lad [Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #72].

Skills & abilities: Using Professor Potter's "elastic serum" Jimmy Olsen has the power to stretch any part of his body to incredible lengths for a time. The time os limited by the mount of serum ingested.
Equipment: As Elastic Lad, Olsen wears a special costume that can stretch and contract as he does.

Continuity: pre-crisis Earth-1
Publisher(s): DC Comics
First app.: As Jimmy Olsen: Action Comics #6 (1938)
As Elastic Lad: Jimmy Olsen #31 (1958)
Creator(s): Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Country of origin: USA USA

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- Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman/Nightwing
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