"King Jimmy Olsen" Superman Daily Newspaper Strip - July 20, 1944 to October 28, 1944
Probably the first story in which Superman’s trusty pal Jimmy finds himself thrust into some unlikely and fantastic scenario which leads the Man of Steel into action, Jimmy is crowned the king of a super-scientific alien land as part of a scheme by its ruling council to overthrow the monarchy and conquer the world.
The best-known version of Jimmy Olsen - although it was largely contained to Jimmy’s own comic from 1954 through 1974 and rarely reflected in other media - is, of course, the “Jimmy-of-the-week.” Through magic, weird science or pure happenstance, Jimmy would become Elasti-Lad, or The Human Porcupine, or a werewolf, or ancient Rome’s own rock musician, and so on.
The original Jimmy Olsen of the comics and radio, though, was a tough, resourceful and courageous kid whose brushes with adventure were no more unusual or supernatural than anything that befell the rest of the cast. If his absurd Silver Age adventures have a predecessor, then it’s likely this story …