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Elastic Lad (Jimmy Olsen)
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Earth-One
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen
Alias Superman's Pal; Elastic Lad
Occupation Journalist; Photographer
Alignment Good
Family Mark Olsen (father)
Affiliation Daily Planet; Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour); Mystery Analysts of Gotham City; Nightwing & Flamebird
First appearance (as Elastic Lad) Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen vol 1 #31 (Sep 1958)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One
Alternate versions see Jimmy Olsen disambiguation
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History[]

Jimmy accidentally spilled an alien potion over himself, and found that his body had gained elastic properties. He took a job at a circus where they dubbed him 'Elastic Lad'. A later encounter with kryptonite cured him of the ability.

However, this was not be the only time that Jimmy became Elastic Lad. Lana Lang's uncle, Professor Phineas Potter, created a special serum that, when drunk, granted super-stretching abilities. Jimmy and Clark Kent both accidentally drank the formula, and Jimmy became Elastic Lad once again. The effects of Potter's formula were only temporary. but Jimmy kept some of the potion for occasional future use.

On another occasion, Jimmy traveled to the 30th century where he used Professor Potter's formula to become Elastic Lad once again. The Legion granted him an honorary membership of their team.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-One[]

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