And I just have to share Jim’s crowning moment of bad-assery where he completely steals the book for three pages, and gives possibly the best bit of dialog in the entire thing.
“Then why do you not run?”
“I’m a news photographer. We don’t turn away, and we don’t run from the picture.”
“You and your kind would stay and die for a photograph?”
“No. We stay and die for the truth. Because that’s the only thing worth dying for.”
[Superman Earth One]
Of all the things I loved about “Superman Earth One” (which I just read this morning) my favorite has to be Straczynski’s portrayal of Jimmy Olsen as a bad-ass photojournalist. Unfortunately, my scans of the book sucked. Fortunately, Elfgrove’s did not. — Ryking
I thought Jimmy Olsen was a dumbass jerk.
Standing in the path of evil space tank? How does that better get at “the truth” than being a bit further away?
Everyone in Superman: Earth One was an egotistical prick. Fucking hated the book.